Health Information Technology; Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria: Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition

Docket ID: HHS-OS-2012-0004
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This final rule establishes the technical capabilities and specifies the related standards and implementation specifications that Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology would need to include to, at a minimum, support the achievement of meaningful use by eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs beginning with the EHR reporting periods in fiscal year and calendar year 2014. The final rule would also revise the permanent certification program for health information technology, including changing the program's name.
RIN: 0991-AB82
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 170
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 300jj-14
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Final Action09/04/201277 FR 54163
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 07, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/07/2012
ID: HHS-OS-2012-0004-0001

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Steven Posnack
Policy Analyst
202 690-7151
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201
Washington, DC 20201
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