Registration & Attestation
Please note, the deadline to submit attestations for the 2016 program year, for all Medicare eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and CAHs, was March 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.
Note for Medicaid Eligible Professionals: Some states have not yet opened their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, Eligible Professionals will not be able to register for a Medicaid EHR Incentive Program until their state's program has launched and that state's site has opened. Information on when registration will be available for specific states is posted at Medicaid State Information.
Note for Eligible Hospitals that register for "Both Medicare & Medicaid": You may pre-register for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program before your state launches, but you will be placed in a "pending state validation" status for eligibility in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. You will not be able to complete the Medicaid program eligibility requirements or receive a Medicaid incentive payment until your state’s program is launched. You may, however, continue with registration and attestation for the Medicare program. For a list of expected program launch dates, please visit the Medicaid State Information page.
Are you registering or attesting on behalf of an Eligible Professional?
CMS allows an eligible professional to designate a third party to register and attest on his or her behalf. To do so, users working on behalf of an eligible professional must have an Identity and Access Management System (I&A) web user account (User ID/Password), and be associated to the eligible professional's National Provider Identifier (NPI). If you are working on behalf of one or more eligible professionals and do not have an I&A web user account, please visit I&A Security Check to create one. (Note: States will not necessarily offer the same functionality for registration and attestation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Check with your State to see what functionality will be offered.)
CMS offers official resources to help you register and/or attest for the EHR Incentive Programs. Visit the “Registration Information” section on the Educational Resources page for more information.
Official User Guides
Below are step-by-step guides to help you register and attest for EHR Incentive Programs. These official guides provide easy instructions for using the CMS Registration & Attestation system, helpful tips and screenshots to walk you through the process, and important information that you will need in order to successfully register and attest. Please download the guide that best fits your needs:
- Identify & Access System Quick Reference Guide
- Registration User Guide for Medicare Eligible Professionals
- Registration User Guide for Medicaid Eligible Professionals
- Registration User Guide for All Eligible Hospitals
Attestation User Guides:
- Eligible Professional Attestation User Guide for EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 - 2017
- Eligible Hospital Attestation User Guide for EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 - 2017
Note: While all providers begin their registration through the CMS Registration & Attestation System, Medicaid eligible professionals and Medicaid-only eligible hospitals must attest though their State Medicaid Agency’s website. Please visit our Medicaid State Information page to learn more.
Before you attest, CMS has resources to organize your information and to make sure your attestation will be successful. Visit the 2016 Program Requirements or 2017 Program Requirements webpages for each year’s attestation worksheets for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals/CAHs
Eligible professionals and eligible hospitals and CAHs also have the option to submit their group’s attestation information using the batch reporting option. For more information about batch reporting for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, visit the Attestation Batch Upload webpage.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information Center is open to assist you with all of your registration and attestation system inquiries.
EHR Information Center Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
1-888-734-6433* (primary number) *(press option 1) or 888-734-6563 (TTY number)
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