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Certification Programs & Policy

Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL)

The Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) logo.

The Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) is the authoritative and comprehensive listing of certified Complete Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and EHR Module(s).

Products can be listed on the CHPL after they have been successfully tested by an ATL and certified by an ONC-ACB. Eligible Providers (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) must use the CHPL to identify the Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) they use and generate the CMS EHR Certification ID required for meaningful use attestation.

About the CHPL

See below for answers to some of the most common questions about the CHPL. For more, please visit our FAQs.

Using the CHPL

Step-by-step instructions on navigating the CHPL and obtaining an EHR Certification ID are available on the CHPL main page.

CMS EHR Certification ID

During meaningful use attestation, EPs and EHs share their CMS EHR Certification Identification Number (CMS EHR Certification ID) with CMS. This number is generated by the CHPL once the EP or EH selects a certified complete EHR or compiles modular EHRs together to create a complete EHR product suite, as indicated in the CHPL cart. Detailed instructions on how to obtain a CMS EHR Certification ID are available on the CHPL website.

What is the difference between a CHPL Product Number and a CMS EHR Certification ID?

A CMS EHR Certification Identification Number is a number generated by the CHPL used for reporting to CMS for Meaningful Use attestation. It represents a product or combination of products in the CHPL.

A CHPL Product Number identifies a single certified EHR product listed on the CHPL. A unique CHPL Product Number is assigned to each certified product by the certifying ONC-ACB or ONC-ATCB. The CHPL Product Number is distinct from (i.e. NOT) the CMS EHR Certification Identification Number used for reporting to CMS.

Developers and Vendors

Developers or Vendors with questions about their EHR product’s CHPL listing should contact the ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) who certified the product. Additional information on certification and testing laboratories may be found here.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Contact the Office of Certification via our JIRA instance.

Last updated: Monday, June 30, 2014