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EHR Important Dates


October 1, 2011 – Reporting year begins for eligible hospitals and CAHs.

January 1, 2012 – Reporting year begins for eligible professionals.

May 2012 – EHR Incentive Payments begin.

July 3, 2012– Last day for eligible hospitals to begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

September 30, 2012 – Last day of the federal fiscal year. Reporting year ends for eligible hospitals and CAHs.

October 3, 2012 – Last day for eligible professionals to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

November 30, 2012 – Last day for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to register and attest to receive an Incentive Payment for FY 2012 under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

December 31, 2012 – Reporting year ends for eligible professionals.

February 28, 2013 – Last day for eligible professionals to register and attest to receive an Incentive Payment for calendar year (CY) 2012.

To get the maximum incentive payment, Medicare eligible professionals must begin participation by 2012.

Important! 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.

Reference: http://cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/HIT-Programs-Timeline-2012-.pdf
 

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