In 2016, the EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90 days between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. There is also a 90-day reporting period for CQMs for providers that choose to report CQMs by attestation.
The EHR Incentive Programs attestation system will be open from January 3, 2017 to February 28, 2017. Providers must attest by the attestation deadline to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment.
In preparation for attestation, CMS encourages providers to review the 2016 program requirements webpage on the EHR Incentive Programs website.
New Attestation Resources
The EHR Incentive Programs attestation system will be open from January 3 – February 28, 2017. Providers must attest by the attestation deadline to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment.
To help providers prepare for the 2016 EHR Incentive Programs attestation period, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released two attestation worksheets for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals.
Providers can log their meaningful use measures for each objective in the worksheet and use it as a reference when attesting for the 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program in CMS’ Registration and Attestation System.
For More Information
CMS encourages providers to visit the CMS 2016 Program Requirements webpage on the CMS website to access the worksheets and review additional resources for 2016 EHR Incentive Program participation.