Meaningful Use Attestation Date Extended


March 20th is now the deadline date set for 2014 Meaningful Use Attestation.  The date was originally set at February 28th, but Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline to allow providers more time to gather and submit their data.  During this extension period, providers an also utilize their one “switch” from Medicare to Medicaid or Vice Versa.  At the same time, CMS extended the deadline for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2014 reporting period.

Back in January a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official reported that there will be 257,000 penalties levied for failing to meet Medicare Meaningful Use and notices will begin going out January 1, 2015.  The penalty letters will state that there will be a 1% reduction in Medicare payment for not meeting Meaningful Use criteria.  A supposed 28,000 will be receiving a 2% reduction that will begin January 5, 2015.  If a provider feels that these penalties have been made in error, they can apply for reconsideration.

Microwize Technology has been helping physicians to adopt EMR since 1997. One size does not fit all and that is why they offer Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD for practices that have been using Medisoft and Lytec, McKesson Practice Choice for startup practices looking for a monthly fee and cloud based system, and Greenway PrimeSUITE for the busy practice with multi-physicians and multi-specialties. Greenway’s integrated EHR, practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE, currently provides the optimal quality data and exchange necessary for PQRS reporting.