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)
If you have additional questions, contact your BKD advisor.