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.
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