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The Deadline to Register and Attest for the CY 2021 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is March 31, 2022

February 15, 2022

The deadline to register and attest for the calendar year (CY) 2021 EHR reporting year for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Program participants from eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to attest through CMS’s Hospital Quality Reporting system (previously, the QualityNet Secure Portal).  

2021 Program Requirements

Eligible hospitals and CAHs attesting to CMS must report on four objectives and their measures, as well as two self-selected calendar quarters of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data on four self-selected eCQMs. Under the performance-based scoring methodology, a minimum total score of 50 points is required to satisfy the scoring requirement.

In addition, in order to be considered a meaningful user and avoid a downward payment adjustment, eligible hospitals and CAHs must have used either (1) existing 2015 Edition certification criteria, (2) the 2015 Edition Cures Update criteria, or (3) a combination of the two for a minimum of 90 consecutive days within CY 2021 in order to meet the certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) definition, as finalized in the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

For full details on the 2021 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program requirements, please visit the 2021 Program Requirements website.

For More Information

Eligible hospitals and CAHs participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program may contact the QualityNet help desk for assistance at qnetsupport@hcqis.org or 1-866-288-8912.

Note: This Promoting Interoperability Programs listserv is now the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program listserv after the discontinuation of the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program in 2021. Future messages distributed through this account will only pertain to Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants. For additional details about the end of the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, please contact your state Medicaid agency or review the FY 2019 IPPS and LTCH Final Rule.

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2022