Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – Stage 2 "Meaningful Use"

Docket ID: CMS-2012-0022
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The final rule expands the criteria for meaningful use established for Stage 1 to advance the use of certified EHR technology by eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This rule is economically significant. The rule establishes the requirements for Stage 2, which encourages the use of continuous quality improvement at the point of care, and the exchange of information in the most structured format possible. For example, the electronic transmission of orders entered using computerized provider order entry, and the electronic transmission of diagnostic test results.
RIN: 0938-AQ84
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 412,42 CFR 413,42 CFR 422,42 CFR 495
Priority: Economically Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: PL 111-5 secs 4101, 4102, and 4202
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherMMA Section 90203/07/2015
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM03/07/201277 FR 13698
NPRM Comment Period End05/07/2012
Final Action09/04/201277 FR 53967
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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: CMS-2012-0022-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/23/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0022-1129
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/04/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0022-1128
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/18/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0022-0002

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Elizabeth Holland
Director, Health Initiatives Group/Office of e-Health Standards and Services
Mail Stop S2-26-17, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Baltimore, MD 21244
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