Yesterday, CMS extended the meaningful use attestation deadline for the 2014 reporting year for eligible professionals in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program from February 28 to March 20.  In an email, CMS stated that it “extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data.”  Medicare eligible professionals must attest to meaningful use of EHR every year to avoid a penalty and receive an incentive payment.

In November, CMS granted a similar extension for reporting year 2014 for hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.