Medicare EHR incentive program attestation system available

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Despite the partial government shutdown, hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program must still attest to meaningful use of EHRs by Nov. 30 to qualify for an incentive payment in fiscal year 2013. The attestation website continues to operate and educational resources are available at While the website’s Frequently Asked Questions feature is currently not working, a complete set of the CMS FAQs is available at For hospitals reporting on their first year of EHR program participation, the performance period is 90 days; hospitals in their second or third year of participation report on a full fiscal year. FY 2013 ended on Sept. 30, so reporting periods cannot last beyond that date. 

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