KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Hospitals Must Attest by November 30 to Receive Payment for 2013 EHR Incentive Program Participation

Stethoscope and clockThe last day that eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can register and submit attestation in fiscal year (FY) 2013 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30, 2013. Eligible hospitals and CAHs must successfully attest to demonstrating meaningful use by November 30 to receive a 2013 incentive payment.

Hospitals must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment.

Medicaid Eligible Hospitals
Hospitals participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program need to refer to their state deadlines for attestation.

Payment Adjustments
Payment adjustments will be applied beginning FY 2015 (October 1, 2014) to Medicare eligible hospitals that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use. The adjustment is determined by the hospital’s reporting period in a prior year. Read the eligible hospital payment adjustment tipsheet to learn more.

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