Are you preparing to attest for either Stage 1 or Stage 2 Meaningful Use in 2014? If so, it's important to know the differences in reporting periods depending on which stage you're in and if you're attesting through Medicaid or Medicare.
Here are the reporting periods for 2014 indicated by CMS:
- Medicaid – EP must select any 90-day reporting period that falls within the 2014 calendar year.
- Medicare – EP participating in the first year of Meaningful Use (Stage 1, Year 1) must select any 90-day reporting period. However, to avoid the 2015 payment adjustment the EP must begin the reporting period by July 1 and submit attestation data by October 1.
- Medicare – EP who is beyond their first year of Meaningful Use (Stage 1, Year 2 or beyond) must select a three-month reporting period that is fixed to the quarter of the calendar year (i.e. July to September or October to December)
If you plan to attest for Meaningful Use in 2014, this information gives you a better understanding of the special reporting periods in 2014 for Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals. It’s important to understand your Meaningful Use reporting periods in order to avoid the 2015 payment adjustment. Visit the CMS website for the latest updates and news regarding EHR Incentive Programs.