The MLN Connects Provider eNews for February 5, 2015 included the following notice:
CMS Intends to Engage in Rule making for EHR Incentive Program Changes for 2015
CMS intends to engage in rule making this spring to help ensure providers continue to meet meaningful use requirements. In response to input from health care providers and other stakeholders, CMS is considering the following changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs:
These proposed changes reflect the HHS commitment to creating a health information technology infrastructure that elevates patient-centered care, improves health outcomes, and supports the providers who care for patients. While CMS intends to pursue these changes through rule making, they will not be included in the pending Stage 3 proposed rule. CMS intends to limit the scope of the pending proposed rule to Stage 3 and meaningful use in 2017 and beyond.
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