MU: EHR Program Announcement 12/3/14

 December 2014 

Meaningful Use Update – EHR Program Announcement

The Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System made an announcement to extend their deadline.
  • EHR Program Announcement – CMS is extending the deadline for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year from 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2014.
  • Stage 2 Flexibility – Certified eHR technology or CEHRT Flexibility Options – Allow Providers to: Use 2011 or 2014 Edition CEHRT or a combination, Attest in 2014 to either Stage 1 or 2 Meaningful Use measures, Report either 2013 or 2014 Clinical Quality measures (CQMs)
  • Planned System Maintenance – The HITECH EHR Incentive Program system will be unavailable during below maintenance window.
    – December 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET to December 13, 2014 12:30 PM ET
More Information can be found at the EHR Incentive Program website.
Jim Deren
Healthcare IT Planning
CareTech Solutions
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