Latest Meaningful Use Updates and Attestation Deadlines

CMS recently released important changes to the Meaningful Use program that take effect for reporting in 2015 and beyond. As part of these changes, the original Stage 2 Menu Measure 6: Report Specific Cases has been updated to become one of three measures of Stage 2 Objective 10: Public Health and has been renamed as Specialized Registry Reporting. Providers will likely need to actively engage with a Specialized Registry in order to meet the Public Health Reporting Objective and Meaningful Use (MU) in 2016. Carefully selecting and registering with a specialized registry by the March 11, 2016 deadline is the first step to meeting this requirement.

The original Stage 2 Core Measure 15: Summary of Care has been updated to Stage 2 Objective 5: Health Information Exchange. This measure requires that you provide a summary of care record when you transition or refer a patient to another setting or provider. The EP who transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or provider of care must use CEHRT to create a summary of care record and electronically transmit such summary to a receiving provider for more than 10 % of transitions of care and referrals. Health Information Exchange remains the most challenging objective for Practice Fusion providers. Learn about the updated workflow that will be required to meet this measure in 2016. Train your staff today before it’s too late to meet Meaningful Use!

March 11 is the new attestation deadline for Meaningful Use and PQRS. Practice Fusion has updated all of our attestation resources to guide you in preparing and attesting for Meaningful Use and PQRS. Review these resources and attest before the deadline in order to earn potential incentives and avoid future penalties on your Medicare reimbursements.

Meaningful Use Deadlines for Program Year 2017

Meaningful Use Process Deadlines
Last day for participants to start Meaningful Use reporting to achieve for 90 day reporting period October 2nd, 2016
Reporting for the 2016 PQRS program year ends for both group practices and individuals December 31, 2016
Reporting for the 2017 PQRS program year begins for both group practices and individuals January 1, 2017
2016 attestation deadline to submit CQMs for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program March 13, 2017
2016 attestation deadline to submit CQMs for participation in PQRS March 31, 2017
Reporting for the 2017 PQRS program year ends for both group practices and individuals December 31, 2017