Is your practice ready? — CMS Stage 2 requirements are drawing nigh
Abstract: Last February, CMS published a proposed rule defining the “meaningful use” requirements for Stage 2 of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. It’s expected to issue a final version of the rule in late 2012. Although there will be revisions in response to those comments, enough is known now for physician practices to begin preparing for the changes. This article reviews Stage 1 objectives and discusses Stage 2 proposals, and notes when penalties for noncompliance may apply.