Stage 2 Meaningful Use Comment Period coming to an End

Comments for Stage 2 Meaningful Use end May 7th

Both CMS and ONC have released Notices for Proposed Rulemaking for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The notices released in early March are proposals for how Stage 2 meaningful use will work. Both notices were published in the Federal Register on March 7th with 60 day public comment periods. The comment periods will end next Monday on May 7th.

Once the comment periods are closed, CMS and ONC will review and consider all submitted comments for collaboration and release of the final rules. Educated guesses put the releases by the end of the summer. These final rules will specify the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments.
It will also specify payment adjustments under Medicare for covered professional services and hospital services provided by EPs, eligible hospitals, and CAHs failing to demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology and other program participation requirements.

Visit the comment page to comment on the CMS Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – Stage 2 Meaningful Use NPRM.

View published corrections for this NPRM.

There are currently no published comments to this NPRM. Find any future comments here.

Visit the comment page to comment on the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology NPRM.

Read currently submitted comments to this NPRM.

For more information on the proposals for Stage 2 meaningful use, see our resource page.

Listen to our MU Live! special extended program with our guest CMS specialist Robert Anthony discussing the NPRM. Rob is responsible for communication and regulations in the Office of eHealth Standards and Services implementing many aspects of healthcare reform as they specifically relate to electronic initiatives. He was on the primary team that wrote and released the NPRM.