CMS Reveals Meaningful Use Extension
- What: Under a revised timeline proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Stage 2 of EHR meaningful use implementation will be extended through 2016, and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for those providers that have completed at least two years in Stage 2.
- Who: CMS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announcement.
- Why: Among other things, the extension appears to give providers more time to get ready for their first reporting period.
- Source: www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20131206/NEWS/312069950