Last Call for Hospital Attestations
CMS is reminding hospitals that Friday, November 30, is the last day to register and submit their attestations for FY 2012 Meaningful Use incentive payments. Hospitals must attest to having successfully met all Meaningful Use requirements in order to be eligible for incentive payments.
CMS has made available a 15 minute YouTube video that walks eligible hospitals and CAHs through the registration process. Additional resources are available on the CMS EHR Incentive Program website, including the Hospital Attestation Worksheet, Calculator and User Guide. CMS has also released an HIT timeline with key deadlines in 2013 and 2014 for EPs and hospitals addressing both Stage 1 and Stage 2.
State Medicaid deadlines for attestation may vary. Hospitals participating in the New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program have until December 31, 2012 to attest for FY 2012, while EPs will have until March 31, 2013.