This week CMS announced that eligible professionals now have until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to 2014 Meaningful Use. CMS stated that they extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their Meaningful Use data.
As a reminder, Medicare-eligible professionals must attest to Meaningful Use in 2014 to avoid a 2% penalty in 2016.
CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can and recommends that for a faster attestation experience, providers attest during nonpeak hours, such as evenings and weekends.
Please note that the Medicare extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. In addition, the EHR reporting option for PQRS has been extended until March 20, 2015.