EHR Meaningful Use Rules Finalized

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The CMS Modifications

[By staff reporters]

Source: Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management [10/7/15]
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a 752-page final rule covering three components of the electronic health records meaningful use program. The rule finalizes modifications to Stages 1 and 2; the 2015 edition of electronic health records certification criteria; and Stage 3 of meaningful use.
Under the modifications to Stages 1 and 2, eligible professionals have 10 meaningful use objectives, down from 18 previously. In Stage 3, there are 8 objectives for eligible professionals and hospitals, and more than 60 percent of measures require interoperability.
The entire rule is available here.
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