CMS clarifies EMR incentives for hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance (.pdf) clarifying the attestation requirements for hospitals participating in the electronic health record Medicare incentive program. According to the guidance, released Oct. 17, an eligible hospital is only attesting that what was put in the attestation module is "identical" as what was generated by the hospital's certified EHR system. However, a hospital is not required to provide additional information to satisfy the requirement for submitting clinical quality measures (CQM) information. --Read the full article at FierceEMR