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Medi-Cal extends 2012 EHR attestation deadline to April 30



March 18, 2013
Area(s) of Interest: Electronic Health Records Health Information Technology Payor Issues and Reimbursement 

Xerox, the vendor in charge of the Medi-Cal electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments has resolved the technical difficulties that were complicating some providers' ability to complete their 2012 attestations. Specifically, the Medi-Cal State Level Registry was not properly allowing some providers who have been designated as members of groups to inherit and utilize the group’s information. As of Friday, March 15, the system is fully functional.

Because of the difficulties and resulting attestation delays, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has received federal authorization to extend the 2012 attestation deadline to April 30, 2013. This deadline extension applies to all eligible professionals, not just those affected by the group attestation problem.

Despite this extension, groups and providers are urged to submit their applications for 2012 as soon as possible. DHCS also recommends that group/clinic representatives do not begin the 2013 attestation process until their providers have received their 2012 payments.

For more information visit www.medi-cal.ehr.ca.gov or call Xerox's EHR Program at (866) 879-0109.

Contact: CMA reimbursement help line, (888) 401-5911 or kmarck@cmadocs.org.

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