Important Dates and Deadlines

January 1, 2011

Reporting year begins for EHR incentive for eligible professionals.


January 1, 2011

Reporting year begins for PQRS incentive for eligible professionals.


January 1, 2011

Begin testing of Version 5010 systems with payers, clearinghouses, billing services, and other partners


January 3, 2011

Registration for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program begins.


April 1, 2011

Attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program begins.


May 2011

EHR Incentive Payments expected to begin.


July 1 , 2011

Eligible providers must submit at least 10 e-prescribing events prior to July 1st in order to avoid a 1% Medicare payment penalty in 2011


July 1 , 2011

2nd Reporting Period for PQRS begins


October 1 , 2011

Last day for eligible professionals to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year 2011 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.


October 1 , 2011

Last set of ICD-9-CM codes will be published and all ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM changes will freeze until implementation occurs October 1, 2013


November 1 , 2011 - EXTENDED TO November 8, 2011

Last day to report hardship exemption for eRX due to
• Insufficient internet access in your geographic area
• Pharmacy has insufficient internet access or eRx capabilities
• Not a participating provider prior to July 1, 2011
• Does not have prescribing priviledges
Less than 100 prescriptions per year or less than 10% of Medicare visits are E/M services.

State restrictions prevent you from meeting eRx provisions


December 31 , 2011

Deadline for providers to to change their Medicare participation or nonparticipation status for calendar year 2012. Physicians who want to continue their current PAR or non-PAR status do not need to take any action.


December 31 , 2011

Reporting year ends for EHR for eligible professionals.


January 1 , 2012

Full compliance with Version 5010 standards if you conduct electronic transactions either directly or through a clearinghouse or billing service. All electronic claims must use Version 5010 standards. Version 4010 claims are no longer accepted


February 29 , 2012

Last day for eligible professionals to register and attest to receive an Incentive Payment for calendar year (CY) 2011.


October 1 , 2012

Limited code updates to both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM code sets


October 1 , 2013 - EXTENDED TO October 1, 2014

Full implementation of ICD-10-CM code sets. All claims for services provided on or after this date must use ICD-10-CM codes.


April 1 , 2014

CMS recommends training staff on ICD-10-CM
 

2014

Last year to initiate participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program


October 1 , 2015

Regular updates to ICD-10-CM will begin, ending the freeze


January 1, 2015

Payment adjustments to certain physicians and physician groups based on whether they are providing higher quality and more efficient care as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

 

2015

Medicare payment adjustments begin for eligible providers that have not met meaningful use requirements for EHRs


2016

Last year to receive a Medicare incentive payment and to initiate participation in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

 

January 1, 2017

Payment adjustments to all physicians and physician groups based on whether they are providing higher quality and more efficient care as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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