Reminder: Medicare EHR incentive program deadlines approaching

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To attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for fiscal year 2013, hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must complete their performance period by Sept. 30 and their attestation by Nov. 30. For hospitals reporting on their first year of participation, the performance period is 90 days; hospitals in their second or third year of participation report on a full fiscal year. Hospitals paid under the inpatient prospective payment system must attest to meaningful use by FY 2013 to benefit fully from the program’s incentives. For more information, including timelines, FAQs and other guidance on Stage 1 and 2 requirements for meaningful use, visit

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