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Meaningful Use Regulations

Cross Vendor Exchange - CMS Designated Test EHR

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) provided the CMS Designated Test EHR Program as an option for eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EH) / critical access hospitals (CAHs) to meet measure 3 of Meaningful Use Stage 2's transition of care objective [PDF - 231 KB] between January 14, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Designated Test EHRs were registered on a software system, "EHR Randomizer", hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST-hosted software system randomly matched an EP, EH, or CAH with a designated test EHR that was designed by a different EHR technology developer than theirs. Throughout the duration of the program, the NIST EHR Randomizer matched more than 7000 providers using nearly 400 different certified health IT products with CMS Designated Test EHRs.

Former CMS Designated Test EHRs

CMS published an FAQ that discontinued the EHR Randomizer July 1, 2015 and provides guidance to eligible providers and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals for meeting measure 3 of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Summary of Care objective. The guidance can be accessed at https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?faqId=11666.

Direct Transport Standard testing services will continue to be offered to providers and implementers through ONC’s Standards Implementation and Testing Environment (SITE). ONC invites additional health IT developers to participate in the testing program.

For more information please visit SITE.