CMS Offers Guidance On Changes To Meaningful Use Timeline

Nicole Freeman | EHR Intelligence | December 19, 2013

To help clarify last week’s changes to the EHR Incentive Program timeline, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a short guide for participants explaining changes and their effects.

Here is the complete message from CMS:

Additional Guidance: How the Proposed New Timeline for the EHR Incentive Programs Affects You

Last week, CMS and ONC announced the intent to change the Stage 3 timeline and extend Stage 2 of meaningful use through 2016.

Important to note about the proposed timeline

  • It does not delay the start of Stage 2 of meaningful use.
  • It does not affect the current reporting periods and deadlines for 2014 participation.