CMS Extends Attestation Deadline for EPs until March 31, 2014

CMS is extending the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use from 11:59 pm ET on February 28, 2014 to 11:59 pm ET March 31, 2014.

EPs will have until the end of March to attest for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2013 reporting year.

CMS states that “This extension will allow more time for providers to submit their meaningful use data and receive an incentive payment for the 2013 program year, as well as avoid the 2015 payment adjustment.”

CMS reminds Medicaid EPs that “This extension does not impact the deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program or any other CMS program, including the electronic submission for the Physician Quality Reporting System EHR Incentive Program Pilot. “

For information on how to attest, visit www.cms.gov.