Last minute Meaningful Use attesters could run into roadblocks

Eligible professionals trying to attest to their Meaningful Use of electronic health records before the Feb. 28 deadline may run into some unexpected roadblocks, according to Health Data Management. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services experienced systems outages of its PECOS and NPPES applications Feb. 16 and Feb. 18, and expects that outages Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 to the PQRS system will inhibit the completion of electronic reporting of clinical quality measures.

CMS also expects higher user volume on both its EHR information and PQRS systems as the Feb. 28 deadline inches closer. It suggests, according to the article, that attesters may need to switch from e-reporting and enter the data into the attestation portal. Article

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