The much awaited proposed regulations regarding the ARRA incentive funds and “meaningful use” have finally been released. HHS has issued the proposed rules for the Medicare & Medicaid Programs & EHR Incentive Program (556 pages) and the Health Information Technology Initial Set of Standards, Implementation, Specifications and Certification Criteria for EHR Technology, including the definition of meaningful use (136 pages).

HHS has also released fact sheets to assist in destilling the proposed requirements.  To view these fact sheets click here.

More information regarding the various contents of these regulations will follow in subsequent blog posts.  If you have specific questions please contact Elana Zana or David Schoolcraft.