The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was enacted on February 17, 2009. As part of ARRA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was tasked to create the EHR Incentive Program, also known as Meaningful Use. The program established incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs), and Medicare Advantage Organizations to promote the adoption and meaningful use of interoperable health information technology (HIT) and qualified electronic health records (EHRs). The program's goals are part of broader effort under the HITECH Act to accelerate the adoption of HIT and utilization of qualified EHRs & health IT.
What is the Meaningful Use Incentive Program?
This webpage provides information and resources on the CQMs and how to successfully report them in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
This link takes you to the official CMS website for the EHR Incentive Programs.
Here, you will find resources with more information as well as a CMS EHR Meaningful Use Criteria Summary.
This memo discusses the technical aspects of the data sets utilized for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.
ONC has issued a white paper on Meaningful Use Core Measure 3: Maintain Problem List.
ONC announced that it has published the 2014 meaningful use objectives quick reference grids for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the program.
This is a blog about eligible providers and eligible professionals in regards to meaningful use. It states that those providers and hospitals that meet meaningful use will receive an entitlement.
This document provides an overview of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rule that was published by CMS on August 23, 2012.
This presentation covers the meaningful use stage 2 standards along with briefly covering the meaningful use stage 1 standards and looking at the standards we might see beyond meaningful use stage 2.
This is a HIMSS Analytics chart that lists the percentages of eligible hospitals and professionals in each stage of meaningful use.