Meaningful Use Infographic Provides a visual comparison between Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Meaningful Use Stage 2
Last month, the ONC and CMS released the Final Rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2 setting the start date as 2014, which will maximize the number of eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) prepared to meet Stage 2 requirements. CMS stated that the stage 2 Meaningful Use will give healthcare providers more time to meet the Stage 2 criteria with a provider who has attested for Stage 1 in 2011 would attest to Stage 2 in 2014. Healthcare providers are NOT required to meet Stage 2 meaningful use before 2014.
To assist healthcare providers in understanding Meaningful Use stage 2, Healthpoint has created the infographic shown below providing a visual summary of the changes between stage 1 and stage 2 Meaningful Use core objectives, clinical quality measures, and menu measures.
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