CMS has granted a reprieve to providers unable to attest to Meaningful Use for fiscal year 2013 because of technical problems with the attestation website. The original deadline for attesting was Feb. 28, 2014, but CMS announced last week that eligible professionals now have until March 31.

CMS Extends Attestation Period for 2013 Reporting Year; 2014 Requirements Remain

Key Takeaway: CMS has granted a reprieve to providers unable to attest to Meaningful Use for fiscal year 2013 because of technical problems with the attestation website. The original deadline for attesting was Feb. 28, 2014, but CMS announced last week that eligible professionals now have until March 31. Eligible hospitals’ reporting deadline has already passed, but CMS is allowing them to retroactively attest to meaningful use through March 15.

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