The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (@CMSGov) is streamlining the Medicare attestation process by migrating the meaningful use attestation system from the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet).
As part of this transition, meaningful use data is now in view-only mode on the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. Starting January 2, 2018, eligible hospitals and CAHS will be able to access this meaningful use data on QNet.
Attesting in 2018
Don’t forget that starting in January, Medicare eligible hospitals and CAHs must attest to CMS for meaningful use through QNet. The change applies to 2017 meaningful use data, as well as future reporting periods. QNet is the same system Medicare eligible hospitals and CAHs currently use for CQM reporting.
- Medicaid eligible hospitals should contact their state Medicaid agencies for specific information on how to attest. The Registration and Attestation System will still be available to these hospitals.
- Dually eligible hospitals and CAHs will register and attest for Medicare on the QNet portal and update and submit registration information in the Registration and Attestation System.
Create or Update Your QNet Account
QNet enrollment is now open, and you can take one of two actions:
- If you don’t have an account on QNet already from previous CQM submissions, you’ll need to create a new one before you attest.
- If you—or the person/department at your hospital who usually submits meaningful use data—already has an account, you’ll need to update that existing account by adding the “meaningful use” role before attestation. If your organization’s account has several users associated with the account, you may not have permission to make the change. The account’s designated Security Administrators can make the meaningful use role update.
Step-by-step instructions for updating your account and enrolling on QNet are available in the QNet User Guide.
You can also submit questions to the EHR Information Center, available at 1-888-734-6433 (press option 1) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.