Get started with Meaningful Use

Starting your first year? For Medicare providers, the last day to begin your reporting period and earn incentives is October 3, 2014.

Once you know you’re eligible to participate in Meaningful Use and you’ve signed up for your free EHR, you should register for the program on the CMS website. You have until the day you attest to complete registration.

Register with CMS

You'll need the following information to register:

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)

  • National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) user ID and password
    (the same information that’s used to log in to PECOS)

  • Practice Fusion’s 2014 Edition CMS Certification ID. Refer to the table below for the CMS Certification ID that applies to you.

  • CMS Tax Identification Number (TIN) to select where the payment will go


  • Reporting Period CMS Certification ID Version #
    Q1 2014 A014E01KIUMGEA3 3.0
    Q2 2014 A014E01O4KA8EAB 3.0 & 3.1
    Q3 2014 1314E01PLWXGEAT 3.1 & 3.2

    Custom Reporting Period Start Date CMS Certification ID Version #
    January 1 – January 24, 2014 A014E01KIUMGEA3 3.0
    January 25 – April 24, 2014 A014E01O4KA8EAB 3.0 & 3.1
    April 25 – June 5, 2014 A014E01O42YWEAZ 3.1
    June 6 – September 3, 2014 1314E01PLWXGEAT 3.1 & 3.2
    September 4 – Present (Subject to change. Refer to this table when attesting.) 1314E01PLWCPEA1 3.2

    CMS Certification IDs are obtained from the ONC-CHPL.

You can update your practice’s information any time in the CMS system. For more information, check the CMS registration guide.

Do you qualify for Meaningful Use?

Prepare your EHR for Meaningful Use

Watch our on-demand video or, if you have questions, attend a quick live kick off webinar to learn more about our easy-to-use resources and the Practice Fusion EHR features that will help you acheive Meaningful Use.

There are several ways to set up your Practice Fusion account before you start the program:

Add your staff

Add all practice members as users within your account with separate login credentials so everyone can help achieve Meaningful Use criteria. As long as you’re the provider who has signed for the encounter, you’ll still get credit in your Meaningful Use Dashboard.

Enable e-Prescribing

Sending prescriptions electronically can help you meet several Meaningful Use measures at once.

Connect your lab and imaging centers

Ordering and receiving labs and imaging studies count toward Meaningful Use criteria.

Chart each patient visit

Meaningful Use is based on all patients you see—not just those who are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, so you should chart all patients in Practice Fusion, regardless of their insurance status. And remember to sign your chart notes for all patient visits in order to get credit in the Meaningful use Dashboard.