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Final rule on Stage 2 of EHR incentive program issued
Modern Healthcare

The final requirements that hospitals and other providers must meet to receive funding under the second phase of the federal electronic health record incentive program were issued Thursday.

The Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements that providers must satisfy to receive payments under the program that provides incentive payments to Medicare and Medicaid providers that adopt qualifying EHRs will go into effect in early 2014, according to a final rule issued by the CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.