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CMS extends Meaningful Use deadlines

By MedPage Today  
   February 26, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is giving physicians an extra three weeks to attest they have made "Meaningful Use" of electronic health records, the agency announced Wednesday. "Eligible professionals now have until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year," CMS said in a press release. "CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can." The original deadline for attestation was Feb. 28.

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