Meaningful Use Attestation and Incentives

What is Meaningful Use attestation?

Attestation is the process of declaring to CMS that you’ve met the Meaningful Use requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use incentives. After your reporting period, you’ll submit values for objectives and Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) online as part of the Meaningful Use attestation and report process.

Are you ready to attest?

The attestation process is not changing for the 2016 reporting year. Click here for the official 2016 CMS attestation guide.

View our 2016 Attestation Preparation Checklist to help you organize your documentation and ensure you’re tracking each required reporting item. You’ll need to hold on to any relevant documentation for at least six years, including:

  • Printed Meaningful Use Dashboard and CQM Report

  • Documentation that verifies any actions completed outside of the EHR

  • Documentation to support any applicable exclusions

Listen to a recorded webinar with a Meaningful Use Specialist to get more information on how the attestation process works. Listen to recorded webinar »

Medicare Attestation

Medicare attestation is completed through the CMS Registration and Attestation system. The deadline to register and attest for meaningful use in any reporting year is the end of February of the following year.

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How to report Meaningful Use

  • Step 1: Obtain your reporting period start and end date

  • Step 2: Obtain your Practice Fusion’s 2014 Edition CMS Certification ID. Refer to Practice Fusion's Meaningful Use Dashboard for your selected reporting period's Certification ID.

  • Step 3: Obtain your National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) user ID and password (the same information that’s used to log in to PECOS)

  • Step 4: Obtain your Billing Tax Identification Number (TIN)

  • Step 5: Complete your registration and attestation with CMS

Note: If you have any technical questions during the attestation process, contact CMS’ EHR Incentive Program Hotline at 1-888-734-6433.

Medicaid Attestation

When attesting for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, you’ll prove your Medicaid patient volume each year and complete the process through your state Medicaid program.

The deadline for the Medicaid program may differ by state, so check your state’s website for the most accurate information.

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