CMS Extends Deadline for Meaningful Use Attestation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has pushed back the deadline for Eligible Hospitals (EPs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.  One month is the granted extension time making the new deadline 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2014.  The reason for the extension has not been directly announced, but some suspect it is because of low attestation numbers.  The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program deadline has not changed.

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