Countdown for First-year Eligible Hospitals to Begin MU Reporting
July 3, 2012, is the last day for eligible hospitals to begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
For an eligible hospital or critical access hospital's first payment year, the EHR reporting period is a continuous 90-day period within a Federal fiscal year. In subsequent years, the EHR reporting period for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) is the entire Federal fiscal year.
For 2015 and later, Medicare eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and CAHs that do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use will have a payment adjustment in their Medicare reimbursement, according to the EHR Incentive Program Final Rule.
Get an overview of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program by reading the latest Fighting Fraud column by Holly J. Cassano, CPC.