Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CMS Proposed Rule Adds Flexibility to Meaningful Use in 2014

Although I'm in China at the moment and it's 5am, the news from Washington is so important that I had to share it immediately.

ONC and CMS have listened to the testimony offered by many stakeholders and have proposed a rule that elegantly allows Meaningful Use attestation flexibility for 2014 while keeping the momentum going for product upgrades and 2015 attestation.

You'll find the rule here

It wisely states "A provider’s ability to fully implement all of the functionality of 2014 Edition CEHRT may be limited by the availability and timing of product installation, deployment of new processes and workflows, and employee training."

The options available are summarized in the table below.

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