6 Things You Need To Know About Meaningful Use And EHR Certification In 2014

Steven Posnack | Health IT Buzz | September 20, 2013

With the 2014 EHR reporting period for meaningful use right around the corner, here are 6 key pieces of information you need to know:

#1. Does meaningful use (MU) Stage 1 change in 2014?

Yes, the 2014 reporting period marks the beginning of a restructured meaningful use Stage 1.

Certain “core” and “menu” objectives have been removed/combined and eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can no longer count measure exclusions toward meeting menu objectives. Equally important is that all Stage 1 EPs, EHs, and CAHs now need to provide more than 50% of unique patients with the ability to access their health information online (to meet the new Stage 1 core measure as part of the “View, Download, Transmit to 3rd Party” objective).