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CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Extensions
Health Leaders Media

CMS‘ meaningful use adoption timetable, recently bombarded by more bad news, is getting some breathing room. On Tuesday, CMS published a proposed rule that would provide eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals more flexibility in how they use electronic health record systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements. The proposal from CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would let providers use 2011-certified EHRs, or a combination of 2011- and 2014-certified EHR technology, for the 2014 reporting period in Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.