In order to receive Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive payments, eligible professionals and hospitals must demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers will attest that they have successfully met the requirements of the program through CMS' web-based Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Registration and Attestation System. CMS has announced that attestation for the Medicare EHR incentive program will begin April 18, 2011.