EHR Incentive Programs: What’s New for Stage 1 in 2013

"Beginning in 2013, there are several changes to the Stage 1 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs meaningful use objectives, measures, and exclusions for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs).

These changes took effect on October 1, 2012, for eligible hospitals and CAHs and on January 1, 2013, for EPs. Although some of the changes to meaningful use objectives, measures, and exclusions are optional, others are required. Below is an overview of the Stage 1 changes that apply in 2013."