National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) User ID and Password.
Payee Tax Identification Number (if you are reassigning your benefits).
When should I attest?
EP needs to show 90 days of meaningful use in 2012.
For demonstrating meaningful use, the EHR reporting period for an Eligible Provider’s (EP’s) first year is any continuous 90-day period within the calendar year. In subsequent years, the EHR reporting period for EPs is the entire calendar year. This means the 90-day limited reporting benefit is extended to any first-year reporting period, rather than just 2011. As a result of this update, no matter what year you start your MU reporting, that first year only has to be 90 days of reporting MU. Then, each subsequent year thereafter would be the full calendar year.
During attestation, CMS requires a CMS EHR Certification ID or Number that identifies the certified EHR technology being used to demonstrate meaningful use. This unique CMS EHR Certification ID or Number can be obtained by entering the certified EHR technology product information at the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) on the ONC website: http://healthit.hhs.gov/chpl
When will I get paid?
Incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be made approximately 4 to 8 weeks after an EP meets the program requirements and successfully attests they have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Payments will be held until the EP meets the $24,000 threshold in allowed charges.
How will I get paid?
Payments to Medicare providers will be made to the taxpayer identification number (TIN) you selected at the time you registered for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
CMS will deposit payment in the first bank account on file. It will appear on your bank statement as “EHR Incentive Payment”
If you receive payments for Medicare services via electronic funds transfer, you will receive Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment the same way. If you currently receive Medicare payments by paper check, you will also receive your first Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment by paper check.
CMS has posted two updated FAQs related to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. FAQs include information on how EHR incentive payments will be affected by sequestration, as well as guidance on how to successfully attest following an EHR vendor transition. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review these FAQs.
This session will inform individual practitioners on the basics of Stage 1 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Learn if you are eligible, and if so, what you need to do to earn an incentive. This is the first in a series of 6 calls on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Other topics include: Stage 2, clinical quality measures, hardship exceptions, payment adjustments, and a discussion on certification by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT).
The first in a series of 6 National Provider Calls on the EHR Incentive Programs, this call will inform individual practitioners on the basics of Stage 1 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Other topics include: Stage 2, clinical quality measures, hardship exceptions, payment adjustments, and a discussion on certification by the ONC.
As we originally reported in August 2012, CMS and its contractor, Figliozzi and Company, are performing audits on Medicare and dually eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) providers who are participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. In addition to the post-payment audits that have been conducted since 2012, CMS began pre-payment audits this year, starting with attestations submitted during and after January 2013.