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CMS Releases EHR Incentive Program Stage 2 Rule

August 23, 2012 News 2 Comments

CMS publishes its 672-page Stage 2 Final rule in the Federal Register. A statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also notes:

  • Stage 2 will begin as early as 2014. No providers will be required to follow the Stage 2 requirements outlined before 2014.
  • The announced requirements include certification criteria for the certification of EHR technology.
  • The certification program has been modified to cut red tape and make the certification process more efficient.
  • Current “2011 Edition Certified EHR Technology” can be used until 2014.
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