March 13 – Medicare EHR Incentive Program Attestation Deadline


Posted on March 10th in Education, Meaningful Use, News

Participants in the cms-logo-smallMedicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Must Attest by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program must attest using the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Important Notice Regarding eReporting CQMs:
If you are an Eligible Professional (EP) with an attestation status of “Pending eReporting,” you have selected to report your Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) electronically through one of the mechanisms below. If you have not submitted your CQMs electronically through one of the available mechanisms for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) by the deadline, your attestation will expire and you will not meet meaningful use. You may choose to MODIFY your attestation and enter your CQMs manually to attest successfully to meaningful use. NOTE: The deadline for electronic reporting for EPs is 3/31/2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

If you are an Eligible Hospital or CAH with an attestation status of “Pending eReporting,” you have selected to report your 4 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) electronically through the QualityNet Secure Portal for both the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs. If you do not submit your CQMs electronically through the QualityNet Secure Portal by the submission deadline, your attestation will expire and you will not meet meaningful use. You may choose to MODIFY your attestation and enter your 16 CQMs manually to attest successfully to meaningful use. NOTE: The deadline for electronic reporting of CQMs for Hospitals is 3/13/2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

To enter your 16 CQMs manually:

  • Click MODIFY in the Attestation tab
  • De-select eReporting and choose Option 2: “I will manually enter my CQMs into the online attestation.”
  • Enter your CQMs and submit your attestation. You will receive a “Successful attestation” confirmation page.

Deadline to Modify is Monday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Providers who submitted their CQMs electronically will see “Pending eReporting” until after the submission period closes and the outcomes are scheduled to be transmitted. For hospitals, this will occur around late March or early April 2017; for EPs, it will happen around late April or early May 2017.
The prior eCQM status of “Pending eReporting” will be replaced by one of two messages: “Locked for Payment” or “Expired.” If the message reads “Locked for Payment,” the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is indicating the provider completed the electronic reporting option for CQMs successfully. If the message reads “Expired,” the message is indicating the provider did not complete the CQM electronic reporting option successfully.
For more information, visit the Registration and Attestation page on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.

Contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090