This week, CMS released two new FAQs providing information on how to continue participation in the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program or apply for a hardship exception after switching vendors. See the two new FAQs below:
Answer: Yes. If a provider switches EHR vendors during the program year, and is unable to demonstrate Meaningful Use, the provider may apply for an Extreme or Uncontrollable Circumstances hardship exception and if approved may be exempt from the payment adjustment.
Answer: If your product is decertified, you can still use the product to attest if your EHR reporting period ended before the decertification occurred. If your EHR reporting period ended after the decertification occurred, you can apply for a hardship exception. If the decertification happens after the hardship exception has already closed for the payment adjustment year, please contact CMS Hardship Coordinator at EHRinquiries@cms.hhs.gov .
For more information about the CMS EHR program, visit the CMS EHR website .