Medicare Announces 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 (EHR) 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.  New for 2024, eligible hospitals and CAHs will be required to attest ‘yes’ to the self-assessment. 

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