CMS Registration & Attestation Tutorial - 11 min guide on how to register and attest for EHR incentive payments
Many medical practices have a variety of questions regarding the new HITECH EMR Stimulus payments that began earlier this year. The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has released a guide that seeks to help answer some common questions surrounding the registration and attestation process for the EHR Incentive payments.
This step-by-step tutorial can be saved by eligible professionals for future reference when it comes time to create a user account and begin the attestation process.
An eligible provider can register for the EHR Incentive Program before their certified EHR system has been implemented. The EHR Certification Number will be required to proceed to the attestation portion of the process.
Remember, an eligible professional must begin attesting no later than October 1, 2011 to be eligible to receive 2011 stimulus payments. 15 Core and 5 Menu Set Criteria are required to successfully attest for any consecutive 90 day period in 2011 or 2012.
Attestation for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program went live on April 18, 2011. This means that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can attest through the CMS web-based attestation system and be on their way to receiving Medicare EHR incentive payments.