2014 Meaningful Use Revision Final Rule Exemptions Fact Sheet Timelines and Payment

Change in Timeline

This final rule makes changes to the timeline for the stages of meaningful use through 2021 and the EHR reporting periods in 2014 (see Table 1, 77 FR 53973 through 53975, September 4, 2012).

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2014 reporting flexibility option and payment

As discussed in the HIMSS Fact Sheet on Attestation, CMS is providing more flexibility to providers who experienced 2014 Edition CEHRT product availability issues that impact the ability to fully implement it to meet meaningful use by allowing those entities the option to continue to use 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 Edition and 2014 Edition CEHRT for the EHR reporting periods in CY 2014 and FY 2014, respectively.