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What You Need to Know: 2023 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program CEHRT Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to remind eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program of the calendar year (CY) 2023 certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) requirements.

2023 CEHRT Requirements

The CY 2023 CEHRT requirements for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program are

  • To be considered a meaningful user and avoid a downward payment adjustment, participants are required to only use certified health information technology (IT) that has been updated consistent with the 2015 Edition Cures Update criteria.
  • 2015 Edition Cures Update functionality must be used as needed for a measure action to count in the numerator during the EHR reporting period chosen by the eligible hospital or CAH (a minimum of any continuous 90 days in 2023).
  • In some situations, product updates may be deployed during the chosen EHR reporting period, pending certification. In such cases, the product must be updated to the 2015 Edition Cures Update criteria by the last day of the chosen EHR reporting period.
  • Eligible hospitals and CAHs must provide their EHR’s CMS Identification code from the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL), available on, when submitting their data.
  • Reminder: CMS will begin publicly reporting Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program final scores and CHPL ID numbers, beginning with CY 2023 EHR reporting period data in CY 2024.

For More Information

To learn more about the 2015 Edition Cures Update, please review ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule and the ONC Certification Criteria webpage. To check whether a health IT product has been updated to the 2015 Edition Cures Update, visit the Certified Health IT Product List.

For more information about the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, visit the Promoting Interoperability website. For further information regarding CY 2023 program requirements, please visit the Program Requirements webpage.

Last Updated: May 24, 2023