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Medicare Professional Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation

Meaningful Use Attestation Participation and Return Rates, 2011-2013
May 2014

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Two-thirds of all Medicare-eligible providers had attested to meaningful use of a certified EHR by 2013

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Medicare EHR Incentive Program: Meaningful Use Attestation Participation and Return Rates
First Year of Attestation Year 1 Year 2 Skipped Year 2 Year 3 Skipped Year 2 and Returned for Year 3 Skipped Year 3
*% of those providers who attested to Meaningful Use in year 1, skipped year 2, and returned in year 3. ^Approximately 5.5k skipped years 2 and 3, and 5.4k skipped year 3 after participating in years 1 and 2
2011 58k 49k 9.5k (16%) 47k 4k (43%)* 11k^ (19%)
2012 139k 118k 21.5k (15%)
2013 69k
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Summary:

There are 392,800 providers eligible for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. As of May 2014, approximately 67% had attested to meaningful use of a certified EHR through Medicare. Half of the Medicare-eligible providers attested in 2011 or 2012, and the vast majority (85%) returned in year 2. The rate of skipping year 2 is similar for providers that started in both 2011 and 2012 (15-16%).

The Public Use File used for this analysis only includes Medicare attestations and, therefore, does not capture instances where a health care professional switched from the Medicare program to the Medicaid program. Up to an estimated 1% of providers may be noted as “skipping” a year when in fact they switched from Medicare to Medicaid. Providers may also skip a year because they are no longer eligible for the program due to retirement, departure from active or ambulatory care practice, or other reasons.

Source:

Based on analysis of the EHR Products Used for Meaningful Use Attestation Public Use File, May 2014. This public use file updates monthly.

Notes:

For a more detailed analysis of the professionals who first attested to Medicare meaningful use in 2011, see ONC Quick Stat #31.

Suggested Citation:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Medicare EHR Incentive Program: Medicare Professional Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation, 2011-2013,' Health IT Quick-Stat #32. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/FIG-Medicare-Professionals-Stage-One-Meaningful-Use-Attestation.php. July 2014.