On February 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline for physicians and other eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) for calendar year 2014 under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. The original deadline was February 28; the new deadline is March 20.

Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) that did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use in 2014 and do not receive a 2016 hardship exception will have payment adjustments applied beginning January 1, 2016.