The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month extended to March 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT the Medicare deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to submit electronic clinical quality measure data and to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for calendar year 2017. The deadline for hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program to request an extraordinary circumstances exception for CY 2017 reporting remains April 1.

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