2014 Meaningful Use Revision Final Rule Eligible Providers Fact Sheet

The final rule gives eligible providers much needed regulatory relief meeting meaningful use Stage 1 and Stage 2 criteria with certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). Many providers are not able to implement the 2014 Edition CEHRT due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability.

Many EPs could not meet the meaningful use criteria using 2014 Edition CEHRT, because they did not have the product installed, or were waiting for EHR product certification or necessary EHR software updates. The rule provides EPs with options to meet the requirements of the program using their existing 2011 CEHRT.

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The final rule allows EPs who cannot fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT for an EHR reporting period in 2014, due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability, to continue to use 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 Edition CEHRT for the EHR reporting periods in CY 2014.