2014 First Time Meaningful Use Attesting Information

Critical message from CMS and e-MDs for
Medicare Meaningful Use first-year attesters

Attention First Time Medicare Meaningful Use Participants:

If you are participating in the Medicare Meaningful Use program for the first time in 2014, please submit a ticket to e-MDs Support by clicking the following link and include “Version 8.0 upgrade request – Medicare MU first-time attester” in the Summary line: e-ticket.

***This action is absolutely necessary on your part in order for us to ensure that your office receives the Solution Series version 8.0 upgrade in time to begin your attestation period on July 1st.***

The message below from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has information on reporting periods for all eligible professional. For details, please visit their website at the link below.

Learn About the Special EHR Reporting Periods for Eligible Professionals in 2014
If you are an eligible professional, make sure you are aware of the special reporting periods for submitting meaningful use measures in 2014.
Meaningful Use Reporting for Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionalsonly need to demonstrate meaningful use for a three-month, or 90-day, reporting period, regardless if you are demonstrating Stage 1 or Stage 2 of meaningful use.
Choose your reporting period based on your program and participation year:

  • Medicare beyond first year of meaningful use: Select a three-month reporting period fixed to the quarter of the calendar year.
  • Medicare in first year of meaningful use: Select any 90-day reporting period. To avoid the 2015 payment adjustment, begin your reporting period by July 1 and attest by October 1.
  • Medicaid: Select any 90-day reporting period that falls within the 2014 calendar year.

For More Information:
Visit the EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs at  http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Meaningful_Use.html

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