Meaningful Use Reporting Basics

Will I only need to attest for Meaningful Use for a 90 day period every year?

Prior to 2014, the EHR reporting period for a Medicare EP’s first payment year is a continuous 90-day period within a calendar year. In subsequent years (except 2014), the EHR reporting period for EPs will be the entire calendar year.

With regard to the Medicaid EHR Incentive program, if the Medicaid EP adopts, implements or upgrades in the first year of payment, and demonstrates Meaningful Use in the second year of payment, then the EHR reporting period in the second year is a continuous 90-day period within the calendar year. Subsequently, the EHR reporting period is the entire calendar year (except in 2014).

For 2014 only, all providers regardless of their stage of Meaningful Use are only required to demonstrate Meaningful Use for a three-month EHR reporting period. CMS is permitting this one-time three-month reporting period in 2014 only so that all providers who must upgrade to 2014 Certified EHR Technology will have adequate time to implement their new, certified EHR systems.

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