CMS permits practice administrators to register and attest for EMR meaningful use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published their new policy permitting third parties to register and attest for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive program on behalf of eligible professionals (EPs). Under this program, EPs are eligible for up to $44,000 over five years under the Medicare program and up to $63,750 over six years under Medicaid. MGMA strongly advocated to persuade CMS to permit practice administrators to register with the agency on behalf of the practice’s EPs. CMS requires users registering or attesting on behalf of an EP to have an Identity and Access Management System (I&A) Web user account that must be associated with the EP’s National Provider Identifier. Practice administrators that do not have an I&A Web user account can create one on the CMS Website.

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