January 12, 2024
Medicare Interoperability Deadlines and New Requirements for Hospitals
Eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program have until February 29 to complete a self-assessment in the safe use of electronic health records (HER) for the reporting period ending December 31, 2023.
The Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) Guides are recommended practices for hospitals to reduce patient safety risk related to EHRs. For this reporting requirement, participants can attest yes or no to whether they have completed their self-assessment.
- Medicare eligible CAHs and hospitals participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program may contact the CCSQ help desk for assistance at QnetSupport@cms.hhs.gov or call 1 866-288-8912
- Medicare Eps are now considered eligible clinicians and are part of the Quality Payment Program. Contact the Quality Payment Program help desk for assistance at QPP@cms.hhs.gov or call 1 866-288-8292
- To submit a ticket for the QPP Service Center, please visit: https://cmsqualitysupport.servicenowservices.com/ccsq_support_central.