Here’s a look at some of the important dates to know for those looking to attest for Meaningful Use:
October 3, 2012: Last date to start the 90-day reporting period to earn an $18,000 EHR incentive payment for 2012, and to be eligible for the maximum total of $44,000. (The potential total drops to $39,000 in 2013.) Physicians do not have to be registered by this date—they can register at any time before they attest.
January 1, 2013: First day of the 365-day, 2013 reporting period for any provider who earned his/her first incentive payment in 2011 or 2012.
February 28, 2013: Last date to register and to attest for the 2012 EHR incentive. (Happily, no one has to spend New Year’s Eve attesting!) But remember, the entire reporting period has to have occurred within 2012.
October 3, 2013: For EPs whose first EHR payment year will be 2013, last day to start the 90-day reporting period and earn a $15,000 2013 incentive.
2013: EPs who successfully demonstrate meaningful use in 2013 will not be subject to the 2015 payment adjustment.
October 1, 2014: For EPs whose first incentive year is 2014, this is the last date to submit a successful meaningful use attestation and avoid the 2015 payment adjustment.