Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center

Important Dates

Eligible Professionals

DateDescription
2015 Medicare payment adjustments begin for EPs and eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of EHR technology
2016 Last year to receive a Medicare EHR Incentive Payment, last year to initiate participation in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
6/27/16 Deadline for commenting on proposed rule for MIPS
6/30/16 Last day for groups to register for or modify GPRO PQRS reporting
7/1/16 Last day to submit Hardship Exemption for 2017 payment adjustment.
7/3/16 Last day for new EPs to begin their 90-day reporting period in order to attest by October 1 to avoid the 2017 & 2018 payment adjustments.
7/5/16 The CMS Medicare Attestation System will be open and fully operational, for providers new to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, to attest for the 2016 program year
8/31/16 Last day for new EPs who started their reporting period on July 2 to register with public health measures for ongoing submission.
9/30/16 Last day in the reporting period for new EPs attesting by October 1.
10/1/16 Last day for new EPs to attest to avoid the payment adjustment in CY 2017 and CY 2018. EPs will avoid the payment adjustment in CY 2018 only if the EP successfully attests by February 28, 2017.
2021 Last year to receive Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment

Critical Access Hospitals

DateDescription
2015 Medicare payment adjustments begin for EPs and eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of EHR technology
2016 Last year to receive a Medicare EHR Incentive Payment, last year to initiate participation in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
2021 Last year to receive Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment