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Payment Adjustments and Attestation Deadlines

Requirements for 2016

  • EP may use only CEHRT certified to the 2014 Edition.
  • All participants will use the Modified Stage 2 objectives.  Stage 1 exclusions will not apply.
  • New participants may select any continuous 90-day period from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 for the reporting period.
  • Returning participants’ reporting period will be CY 2016.

Payment Adjustment for 2016

  • New participants who successfully attest by October 1, 2016 will avoid the payment adjustments in CYs 2017 and 2018.
  • New participants who successfully attest between October 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017 will avoid the payment adjustment for CY 2018 only.
  • Returning participants who successfully attest by February 28, 2017 will avoid the payment adjustments in CY 2018.

Payment Adjustment

  • EP's may apply for hardships to avoid the payment adjustments. CMS reviews the cases and hardships are granted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please note that applying for a hardship is not a guarantee that the EP will receive the hardship. For more information and deadlines on applying for hardships visit CMS.