Important Deadlines Approaching For Meaningful Use Program

Matthew Smith | Health Directions | July 17, 2013

Meaningful use, the government program of financial rewards and penalties for encouraging doctors to use electronic health records (EHRs), has several important deadlines approaching.

October 3, 2013, is the last day doctors and other eligible professionals (EPs) can begin the attestation process to qualify for the first stage of meaningful use (MU1) in 2013.  (The reporting period for MU1 attestation is 90 days.)

February 28, 2014, is the final deadline for reporting attestation results for 2013 and qualifying for the Medicare MU financial bonus. The final 2013 deadline for Medicaid attestation varies from state to state, so EPs need to check with their state Medicaid agency to learn their state’s deadline. [...]