Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
On August 23, 2012, CMS announced a final rule to govern Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The rule specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to continue to participate in the EHR Incentive Programs.
The final rule for meaningful use Stage 2* intends to increase health information exchange between providers and promote patient engagement by giving patients secure online access to their health information.
Navigate to a specific objective below for more information on meaningful use Stage 2 for Eligible Professionals:
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Improve Quality, Safety, Efficiency
Engage Patients & Families
Improve Care Coordination
Improve Public & Population Health
Ensure Privacy & Security for Personal Health Information
*Read about meaningful use clinical quality measures.
Get answers to your Meaningful Use Questions
- What is Stage 2 for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs?
- Are there any changes in the EHR Incentive Programs Stage 2 Rule to the base year for the Medicaid hospital incentive payment calculation?
- For the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, what changes were made to Stage 1 objectives and policies in the August 23, 2012 Final Rule?
- If I participated in the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program last year, am I required to participate in the following year?