The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reminds providers participating in the electronic health records meaningful use program of the ability to submit batch attestations for multiple eligible professionals and eligible hospitals, beginning this year. Here is the guidance from CMS:
Are you part of a group practice with multiple eligible professionals or part of a system of eligible hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program? If so, you now have the option to submit your attestations through the batch reporting method.
The batch reporting method--or attestation batch upload--is a new reporting method for 2014 that allows you to upload and submit attestations for multiple eligible professionals or eligible hospitals. You can submit your attestation with other members of your medical group or hospital system in a single file through the CMS Registration and Attestation System, while still tracking each eligible professionals and eligible hospitals individual meaningful use data. Providers in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of meaningful use can submit their attestation through batch reporting with 2014 certified EHR technology.
Please note: While batch reporting provides groups with the ability to submit attestations together, incentive payments are distributed to each eligible professional or eligible hospital. Providers participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program should check with their state to determine if batch reporting is available.
What measures can you submit with batch reporting?
You can submit the following measure combinations through batch reporting:
* Core measures and menu measures
* Core measures, menu measures, and clinical quality measures
* Clinical quality measures only
For more information on submitting your groups attestations using the batch reporting method, review the new Batch Reporting User Guide. You may also visit the Attestation Batch Upload Page to view the batch templates and sample batch attestations.
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