Alternate Attestation Method

An Alternate Method of Attestation is Available for Certain Medicaid Providers through the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System.

In the final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the proposal to allow certain Medicaid eligible professionals (EPs) to use an alternate option of attesting through the EHR Incentive Program

Registration and Attestation System for the purpose of avoiding the Medicare payment adjustment
(80 FR 62900 through 62901)
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To attest to the EHR Incentive Program requirements, Medicare EPs are required to use the Registration and Attestation System while Medicaid EPs are typically required to visit their state Medicaid agency’s website.

Beginning in 2015, Medicaid EPs who have previously received an incentive payment under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, but will fail to meet the eligibility requirements for the program in subsequent years, will be allowed to attest using the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation system for the purpose of avoiding the Medicare payment adjustment.

Note: There are no changes to the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System for the alternate attestation method.

For more information on who can participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and state milestones, visit the Medicaid State Information page on the CMS website.