Physicians and hospitals will have an extra 2 weeks to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records in 2015.

The deadline for attesting to 90 days of continuous use during the calendar year for physicians or from Oct. 1, 2014, through the end of 2015 for hospitals is now March 11. Previously, attestations were due Feb. 29 to avoid penalties under the EHR Incentive Program for not meeting meaningful use requirements in 2015.

The deadline was extended to align EHR attestation with the Physician Quality Reporting System , according to CMS officials.

Attestations can be made on the CMS website.

gtwachtman@frontlinemedcom.com

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