Attest for Meaningful Use

First year Medicare providers must attest by October 1, 2014 to avoid 2015 penalties.

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 core measures, menu measures, and Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) online as part of the attestation process.

Are you ready to attest?

We have several resources to help you with attestation. Our Attestation Preparation Checklist will help you organize your documentation and ensure you are 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

Attestation resources

Our Attestation video gives you helpful tips for attesting successfully. If you have further questions, attend our live Attestation webinar to engage with our Meaningful Use experts.

You can also use the following resources from CMS:

Medicare Attestation

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. First year Medicare providers must attest by October 1, 2014 to avoid 2015 penalties.

Attest to CMS

You’ll need the following to complete your attestation with CMS:

  • Your reporting period start and end date

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

  • 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)


    Reporting Period CMS Certification ID Version #
    Q1 2014 A014E01KIUMGEA3 3.0
    Q2 2014 A014E01O4KA8EAB 3.0 & 3.1

    CMS Certification IDs are obtained from the ONC-CHPL.

    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.

Find your Medicaid program »