Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification
CMS and ONC have established standards and other criteria that the EHR vendors must use in order to become certified. Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) is required to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive programs for Meaningful Use. A Certified EHR stores data in a structured format, which allows the provider to capture and share patient data efficiently. This certification assures providers and patients that their EHR system is secure, can confidentially maintain data, and can work with other systems to share information.
CMS requires all Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals to provide a CMS EHR Certification ID during the attestation, which identifies the EHR technology being used to demonstrate Meaningful Use.
EP’s and EH’s can obtain a CMS EHR Certification ID by following these steps:
- Go to the ONC CHPL Website
- Select 2014 Edition
- Select Practice Type
- Search for EHR products by “Product Name” or “Vendor Name”
- Verify version number of your EHR
- Add products to your cart (verify 100% criteria is met)
- Select “Request CMS EHR Certification ID
*To see the latest comprehensive listing of which EHR systems and modules are certified for the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs, please visit the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) on the ONC website.