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Certification Programs & Policy

Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL)

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

With the release of CHPL 3.0 in early 2013, Eligible Providers (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) have the ability to use EHR technology that is certified to the 2011 or 2014 Edition EHR Certification Criteria or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition EHR Certification Criteria to generate a CMS EHR Certification ID for Meaningful Use attestation.  An EP or EH can request a CMS EHR Certification ID after adding certified complete EHR product(s) or a combination of EHR module(s) to meet 100% of the requirements for the selected edition of EHR Certification Criteria.

For Assistance

Developers and Vendors

In the ONC HIT Certification Program, 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.

For questions about products certified in the Temporary Certification Program (TCP), Developers or Vendors should contact the ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) that certified the product.

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CMS EHR Incentive Payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to EPs and EHs as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. For information on registration and attestation, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.

CMS EHR Certification Identification Number

Part of the attestation process for EPs and EHs is sharing the 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 Identification Number?

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.

Each certified EHR product on the CHPL has a product number assigned to it by the ONC-ACB or ONC-ATCB that certified the product. This is called the "CHPL Product Number." The CHPL Product Number is distinct from (i.e. NOT) the CMS EHR Certification Identification Number used for reporting to CMS.

How to Use the CHPL

To obtain a CMS EHR Certification Identification Number using CHPL 3.0, EPs and EHs will first identify their attestation year of interest (2011, 2014, or a combination of 2011 and 2014).

Step 1: to which edition of ONC HIT EHR certification criteria are you attesting?

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