Effective October 1, 2014, providers that have not been able to fully implement 2014 Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) technology will have additional reporting options when attesting for Program Year 2014. For details on the rule and its impact, please review: 2014 CEHRT Rule Released Webinar [PDF 602 KB]
The rule also affects what Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) must be reported based on the CERHT you are using.
The final rule also specifies that Stage 3 Meaningful Use will not begin until FY 2017 for eligible hospitals (October 2016 – September 2017) and CY 2017 (January – December 2017) for eligible professional.
While the Agency has begun identifying the necessary programmatic and system changes, final operational guidance is still expected from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). At this point, it is anticipated that providers wanting to exercise one of these options will have to wait until Spring 2015 before the system changes are in place. If you are a provider and have 2014 CHERT and can attest to either the current 2014 Stage 1 or Stage 2 requirements – you are encouraged to do so. More information about the final rule and what providers need to know and do will be forthcoming.
If you have questions, please contact the EHR Call Center at 1-855-231-5472.
The latest provider webinar presentation [PDF 598 KB] 9/18/14
The latest Learning Opportunities information. [PDF 322 KB] 9/8/14
For more news and information please read the latest News Bytes. [PDF 650 KB] 9/18/14