Important Payment Adjustment Information For Medicare EPs
Eligible professionals (EPs) who have not demonstrated meaningful use may be subject to payment adjustments beginning on January 1, 2015. CMS will determine the payment adjustment based on meaningful use data submitted prior to the 2015 calendar year. EPs must demonstrate meaningful use prior to 2015 to avoid payment adjustments.
Determine how your EHR Incentive Program participation start year will affect the 2015 payment adjustments:
If you began in 2011 or 2012…
If you first demonstrated meaningful use in 2011 or 2012, you must demonstrate meaningful use for a full year in 2013 to avoid the payment adjustment in 2015.
If you began in 2013…
If you first demonstrate meaningful use in 2013, you must demonstrate meaningful use for a 90-day reporting period in 2013 to avoid the payment adjustment in 2015.
If you began/plan to begin in 2014…
If you first demonstrate meaningful use in 2014, you must demonstrate meaningful use for a 90-day reporting period in 2014 to avoid the payment adjustment in 2015. This reporting period must occur in the first 9 months of calendar year 2014, and EPs must attest to meaningful use no later than October 1, 2014, to avoid the payment adjustment.
You must continue to demonstrate meaningful use every year to avoid payment adjustments in subsequent years.
If you are eligible to participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and you bill Medicare Part B on a physician fee schedule, you MUST demonstrate meaningful use to avoid the payment adjustments. You may demonstrate meaningful use under either Medicare or Medicaid.
For more information on EP payment adjustments, view the Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exceptions Tipsheet for EPs.
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