CMS announced a final rule to govern Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The rule specifies the Stage 2 criteria that must be met in order to continue to participate in the EHR Incentive Programs.
The rule allows 2011 Meaningful use providers until 2014 to demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use rather than 2013. As always, we recommend that providers only contract with software vendors that are willing to be contractually obligated to meet the requirements of each stage of Meaningful Use. Here is a link to the CMS fact sheet describing the key provisions of the State 2 Final Rule.