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MU Stage 2 Final Rule Elicits Few Cheers
Health Leaders Media

The final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2 released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services “looks a lot better than some people feared,” says Jeffrey Smith, assistant director of advocacy for College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), which represents 1,400 healthcare CIOs at hospitals and clinics. The rule, which delays the onset of MU Stage 2 until 2014, specifies the criteria that eligible professionals, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAH) must meet to qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments.