This Stage 3 proposed rule would specify the meaningful use criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments and avoid downward payment adjustments under Medicare for Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Programs.
The proposed changes are:
- The reporting period in 2015 to be a 90-day period aligned with the calendar year
- Align the EHR reporting period in 2016 with the calendar year
- Modify the patient action measures in the Stage 2 objectives related to patient engagement.
- Streamline program by removing reporting requirements on measures which have become redundant, duplicative, or topped out through advancements in EHR function and provider performance for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
Comments Due May 29:
- Stage 3 of Meaningful Use NPRM– Specifies the Stage 3 requirements for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals in the EHR Incentive Programs
- EHR Technology Certified to the 2015 Edition NPRM– Outlines the certification and standards to help providers meet the proposed Stage 3 requirements with EHR technology certified to the 2015 Edition
Comment due June 15:
- Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015-2017 NPRM– Proposes revised requirements for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Programs in years 2015 through 2017
- How to Submit Comments
The public can submit comments in several ways, including via electronic submission or mail:
- You may submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the “Submit a comment” instructions.
- By regular mail
- By express or overnight mail
- By hand or courier
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