The last day that eligible hospitals and CAHs can register and submit attestation in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30, 2012. For eligible hospitals and CAHs, this means that they must successfully attest to meeting meaningful use to be eligible to receive an incentive payment for FY 2012.
To help eligible hospitals and CAHs with registration, CMS has created a Registration User Guide for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs. Additionally, eligible hospitals and CAHs can view the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Webinar for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs, which walks hospitals through the registration process.
CMS also has a number of tools available to help eligible hospitals and CAHs prepare for attestation. They can use the CMS Eligible Hospital and CAH Attestation Worksheet to record their meaningful use measures to have as a reference when attesting for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in CMS’ web-based Registration and Attestation System. The Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator and Attestation User Guide for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs can also help to successfully attest.
CMS encourages eligible hospitals and CAHs not to miss the deadline to attest for an incentive payment in FY 2012.
Take a look at all of the other EHR Incentive Program important dates that are coming up by going to our HIT Timeline 2012-2014.
Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?
Make sure to visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs.