CHIME Wants 1-Year Extension Of Meaningful Use Stage 2

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | May 6, 2013

In response to a call last month from six GOP senators to reboot the Meaningful Use incentive program, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives said, instead, it would like to see more time given to providers, payers and vendors to meet Stage 2 to allow the program to flourish. 

CHIME CEO Russell Branzell and board chair George Hickman, in a letter to the senators, said that a one-year extension of Stage 2 prior to Stage 3 would maximize program success by letting providers "optimize their EHR technology."

They added that more time would help vendors develop technologies to correspond with Stage 3, and policymakers to "assess and evaluate programmatic trends" for creating and finalizing Stage 3 rules.