CMS Proposed Stage 2 Meaningful Use Rule Announced
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced Proposed Stage Two final rules for meaningful use of electronic health records. The new proposed final rules for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Medical Records stimulus incentive payments will impact on core features and menu options of the EMR applications.
The proposed rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2 can be downloaded here Changes to meaningful use Stage 1 will not take effect in 2013, rather most would be optional until 2014. However, Medicaid provisions will become mandatory immediately after publication of the final rule.