CMS issues final EHR meaningful-use rule – with some flexibility

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final EHR meaningful-use rule last Friday, consistent with the proposal it published in May. The rule will grant healthcare providers more time and some flexibility in how they meet requirements for the EHR incentive program. One of the points on which the rule grants more leniency is that the MU third stage deadline for the first wave of adopters will change from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017. Another is that providers who need the time will have an additional year to use 2011 Edition EHR software before they must implement 2014 software.
See Modern Healthcare article at “CMS finalizes EHR meaningful-use rule, adds some flexibility”

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