Next Monday, July 21, is the last day to submit comments on the CEHRT notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Paper comment submissions must be received by 5:00 pm ET in order to be considered; electronic comment submissions must be received by 11:59 pm ET.
To help the public understand proposed changes under the NPRM before submitting a comment, CMS has developed the following resources:
- NPRM Interactive Decision Tool – providers answer a few questions about their current stage of meaningful use and Edition of EHR certification, and the tool displays the corresponding options proposed in the NPRM.
- 2014 CEHRT Flexibility Chart – chart provides a visual overview of NPRM participation options.
More about the NPRM
Under this proposal, valid only for the 2014 reporting year, providers would be able to use 2011 Edition CEHRT for either Stage 1 or Stage 2, would have the option to attest to the 2013 definition of meaningful use core and menu objectives, and use the 2013 definition CQMs.
The proposed rule also includes a provision that would formalize CMS and ONC’s recommended timeline to extend Stage 2 through 2016. If finalized, the earliest a provider would participate in Stage 3 of meaningful use would be 2017.
Reposted from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.