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Program Year 2015 Applications for Eligible Professionals

Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade (AIU): attestations can be submitted now through the grace period. The grace period for Program Year 2015 is pending determination of the date for the necessary system changes to accommodate Modified Stage 2.

1st Reporting Period of Stage 1:

  • Providers attesting to the current requirements of 13 core measures, 5 menu measures, and 9 CQMs for a 90-day reporting period must submit applications by December 14th. 
  • Providers attesting for a reporting period that ends after December 13, 2015, or those that do not get their application submitted by December 14, 2015, will have to hold applications until system changes are complete.

Stage 2 and 2nd Reporting Period of Stage 1:

  • Applications should not be started until system changes are complete. Applications started before system changes are complete will be aborted. An anticipated completion date for system changes has not been determined.

2015 Modification Rule

The 2015 Modification Rule has been finalized and becomes effective December 15, 2015. This Rule restructures the meaningful use (MU) requirements into a single set of objectives for all providers, known as Modified Stage 2. The intent is to simplify the program by having all providers, regardless of program stage, attest to the same set of MU measures. The Rule does specify alternate exclusions and specifications for certain objectives and measures for providers that were scheduled to demonstrate Stage 1 of MU in 2015.

There are no changes to reporting requirements for Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs).

For more information on the final 2015 Modification Rule, visit CMS 2015 Modification Rule Tip Sheet.

For questions regarding Eligible Hospitals, please contact Jaime Bustos at Jaime.bustos@ahca.myflorida.com