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 process.
The attestation process is changing for the 2015 reporting year. We have several resources to help you get started, and will be updating these to reflect the new CMS Final Rule guidelines.
In the meantime view our 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
Be sure to join us for a live webinar with a Meaningful Use Specialist to learn about how these Final Rule changes will affect your daily workflow. Attend a webinar »
Medicare attestation is completed through the CMS Registration and Attestation system. The deadline to register and attest for any reporting year is the end of February of the following year.
You’ll need the following to complete your attestation with CMS:
Your reporting period start and end date
Practice Fusion’s 2014 Edition CMS Certification ID. Refer to Practice Fusion's Meaningful Use Dashboard for your selected reporting period's Certification ID.
Your National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) user ID and password (the same information that’s used to log in to PECOS)
Your Billing Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Note: If you have any technical questions during the attestation process, contact CMS’ EHR Incentive Program Hotline at 1-888-734-6433.
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.