Feb. 19, 2016 - Special Alert

22 Feb 2016 12:28 PM | Anonymous

CMS formally reaffirms 2015 MU hardship exception does not nullify incentive opportunity

In direct response to MGMA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a formal FAQ stating that an eligible professional (EP) may submit a hardship exception application, while still remaining eligible for an incentive payment if they successfully attest for 2015 Meaningful Use (MU). MGMA continues to encourage all EPs to take advantage of this opportunity for the 2015 reporting year and apply for the hardship exception, even if they plan to attest. This simple process will provide an extra layer of protection against potential penalties. Review MGMA's member-benefit 2015 MU hardship exception resource.

Key dates:

  • March 11, 2016 – 2015 MU attestation deadline
  • March 15, 2016 – 2015 MU hardship exception application deadline