CMS Updates Attestation System with Fix

EHR_CMSlogo-2015-200The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shut down the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to correct an error that is preventing eligible professionals (EPs) from claiming an exclusion for Measure 1 of the Patient Electronic Access Objective (referred to as 8A in the attestation system).

  • Patient Electronic Access, Measure 1 Exclusion: Any EP who neither orders nor creates any of the information listed for inclusion as part of the measures except for ‘Patient Name’ and ‘Provider’s name and office contact information.’

EPs whose attestation was rejected as a result of not meeting objective 8 may modify and resubmit their attestation information after February 21, 2016. EPs who have successfully attested to the EHR Incentive Programs’ 2015 requirements do not need to take any action.

Batch attestation users who have not yet submitted their files will also need to wait to submit their data until after February 21. To successfully upload a batch attestation with this exclusion, please ensure the batch files include a ‘Y/N’ indicator for each provider record on the file. Users who have already submitted a batch attestation file for the 2015 program year do not need to resubmit.

For More Information

Visit the CMS website or contact the EHR Information Center Help Desk at (888) 734-6433/ TTY: (888) 734-6563. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST.