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How Will the Proposed New Timeline for the EHR Incentive Program Affect Your Practice?

How Will the Proposed New Timeline for the EHR Incentive Program Affect Your Practice?

What you need to know about proposed extension of Stage 2 and updates on Stage 3 timeline

CMS and ONC recently announced the intent to change some deadlines when it comes to the EHR incentive program. It is important to note:

  • The start of Stage 2 of meaningful use is not delayed
  • The changes do not affect current reporting periods and deadlines for 2014 participation

 

How does this affect your business?

If you begin your first year of Stage 1 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014:

  • You must begin your 90 days of Stage 1 of meaningful use no later than July 1, 2014 and submit attestation by October 1, 2014 in order to avoid the 2015 payment adjustment.

If you have completed one year of Stage 1 of meaningful use:

  • You will demonstrate a second year of Stage 1 of meaningful use in 2014 for a three-month reporting period fixed to the quarter for Medicare or any 90 days for Medicaid.
  • You will demonstrate Stage 2 of meaningful use for two years (2015 and 2016).
  • You will begin Stage 3 of meaningful use in 2017.

If you have completed two or more years of Stage 1 of meaningful use:

  • You will still demonstrate Stage 2 of meaningful use in 2014 for a three-month reporting period fixed to the quarter for Medicare or any 90 days for Medicaid.
  • You will demonstrate Stage 2 of meaningful use for three years (2014, 2015 and 2016).
  • You will begin Stage 3 of meaningful use in 2017.

How we can help

NCG medical is equipped and ready to handle unprecedented change to ensure your workflow is not affected. If you participate in the Meaningful Use program – Stage 1 or Stage 2 – NCG guarantees your incentive check. And our track record speaks for itself, with more than 90% of our participating providers attesting.

Find out how NCG Medical can help your practice through change.
Call us at 800.959.1906

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