CMS Extends EHR Deadline

12/02/14  Portland, Ore.

Attention Rural Hospitals:

CMS has extended the deadline for eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Inventive Program 2014 reporting year by 30 days from 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2014. The extension allows more time for hospitals to submit their meaningful use data and receive an incentive payment for the 2014 program year, as well as avoid the 2016 Medicare payment adjustment. In addition, CMS is also extending the deadline for eligible hospitals and CAHs that are electronically submitting clinical quality measures (CQMs) to meet the requirement for meaningful use and the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program, and now have until December 31, 2014 to submit their eCQM data. Please note that this extension does not impact the deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. For more information please visit: or call the EHR Information Center at 1-888-743-6433.