Hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program will be required to submit meaningful use data through the QualityNet Secure Portal starting Jan. 2, 2018.

This change, announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), aims to simplify data reporting for hospitals, as most hospitals already use the QualityNet portal for communications and quality data exchange.

For the calendar year 2017 reporting period, the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System will be available exclusively for hospitals participating only in the Medicaid incentive program. Hospitals attesting for the Medicaid incentive program should contact their state Medicaid agencies to learn more.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.