2014 Meaningful Use Revision Final Rule Exemptions Fact Sheet

This FAQ is meant to provide you with answers to common questions regarding the availability of utilizing earlier editions of the CEHRT for your 2014 reporting period. The information on this FAQ has been provided by CMS directly through their recently released Final Rule document “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for 2014 and Other Changes to the EHR Incentive Program; and Health Information Technology: Revisions to the Certified EHR Technology Definition and EHR Certification Changes Related to Standards”, and reformatted by HIMSS Staff to aid understanding and analysis of the final rule.

Q: What dictates the stage and version of the meaningful use objectives and measures the provider will be able to meet?

A: The edition of certified EHR technology available to a provider. For example, 2011 Edition CEHRT alone does not have the necessary functionality required to meet the Stage 2 objectives and measures. In addition, the edition of CEHRT determines which CQMs a provider calculates and reports because calculations are part of the software programming within the CEHRT system.

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