ehr incentive program screenImportant deadlines for Meaningful Use are upon us. Listed below are dates to help you keep your practice on track.

• February 28, 2017 (Medicare EHR Incentive Program) CY 2016 Attestation Deadline
• February 28, 2017 (Medicare EHR Incentive Program) 2017 Payment Adjustment Reconsideration Deadline
• February 28, 2017 (Medicaid EHR Incentive Program) Last day to enroll and submit Registration for Program Year 2016
• March 31, 2017 (Medicaid EHR Incentive Program) Last day to submit an Attestation to receive an incentive payment for Program Year 2016

If your practice is a current client of the Kentucky REC, our Health IT Advisors are setting up appointments now to assist with attestations. With deadlines approaching quickly, contact your advisor to set up your appointment. If you are not currently a client and would like more information, contact us at 859-323-3090.


According to CMS approximately 171,000 Medicare eligible EPs are subject to a downward payment adjustment in 2017 for failure to demonstrate meaningful use. If you feel you are subject to the payment adjustment for Medicare in error, please follow the instructions on the website link here to apply for payment adjustment reconsideration for Program Year 2017. If you received a letter from CMS stating that you would receive a payment adjustment and you were paid for 2015 MU attestation you will still need to fill out the payment adjustment reconsideration letter.

Medicare Payment adjustments for eligible Professionals are applied to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the amounts were established by law:
• For 2015 – 99% of MPFS
• For 2016 – 98% of MPFS
• For 2017 – 97% of MPFS
• For 2018 – 97% of MPFS

Additional information on EHR Incentive Program Payment Adjustments and Reconsideration Application can be found here. There are two applications – one for single EPs and one for multiple EPs. To use the multiple EP application, all of the EPs must be from the same group and apply for the same reconsideration reason. A maximum of 25 EPs may apply on one reconsideration application.
To be reconsidered for the 2017 payment adjustment, this application must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM ET, February 28, 2017. The date the application is received will be the submission date.
If approved, this payment adjustment reconsideration is valid only for 2017 payment adjustments.

The Kentucky REC is your trusted advisor for understanding government healthcare regulations and their impact on providers. Contact us for more information at 859-323-3090.