It’s time to start thinking about Stage 2 Meaningful Use
Abstract: In August 2012, CMS released new “meaningful use” specifications that physicians must implement in their EHR systems to qualify for financial incentives. Meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is to be achieved in three stages. Providers that fail to do so by 2015 will see downward Medicare payment adjustments. This article explains what providers must do to meet core and menu objectives and abide by the deadlines. A sidebar shows how physicians should prepare their practices for Stage 2 compliance.