Industry Insights

EHR Incentive Attestation Deadline Extended

February 2016
Author:  Michael Orr

Michael Orr



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On February 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a statement extending the attestation deadline for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. The attestation window now closes on March 11, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Prior to attesting, ensure your organization has adequate documentation for the following:

  • A complete (100 percent) EHR system
  • A security risk assessment completed prior to the end of the program year, including addressing security and encryption updates and deficiencies
  • Documentation regarding the public use measures (note that cancer research registries are not an approved specialized registry for eligible hospitals)

BKD’s previous article has more information on the attestation process. If you have additional questions, contact your BKD advisor.

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