CMS to Extend EHR Attestation for Certain Method II Physicians
CMS will extend the attestation period for meaningful use of electronic health records for 2013 for physicians and other eligible professionals who bill for outpatient services provided in critical access hospitals using CAH Method II and are unable to attest because they are improperly categorized as hospital-based physicians.
All other Method II physicians must attest by March 31 to receive an incentive for 2013 and avoid future payment penalties.
To qualify for the extension, those affected must contact the
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