CMS announced today its proposed rule (NPRM) on Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Use requirements.  These requirements apply to both eligible professionals and hospitals participating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.  As previously announced, and proposed within this NPRM, the onset of the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements will not begin until 2014.

The Stage 2 requirements include greater applicability to specialists, changes to the clinical quality measures, and modifications to the core and menu measures.  CMS has issued a fact sheet that briefly summarizes the Stage 2 requirements.

The NPRM will be published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2012.

For questions regarding the Stage 2 proposed requirements or for assistance related to the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program please contact Elana Zana.