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Will the Meaningful Use objectives and measures change over time?

Yes, CMS expects to update the Meaningful Use criteria every two years.  Stage 1 criteria, announced in the July 28, 2010 Final Rule, apply to 2011 and 2012.  Stage 2 criteria are expected to be announced by the end of 2011 and will build on Stage 1 and apply to incentive payments for years 2013 and 2014.  Its clinical quality measures are expected to have higher thresholds than Stage 1 and greater emphasis on health information exchange across institutions.  Stage 3 criteria, which will expand on Stage 2 criteria, are expected to be announced at the end of 2013 and apply beginning in 2015.   

Related Resources:

EHR Incentive Program: Meaningful Use – CMS’ overview of Meaningful Use and how Meaningful Use will be determined.
Meaningful Use: Overview – ONC’s information on Meaningful Use and rule development.
EHR Incentive Program, Final Rule – Published through the Federal Register, July 28, 2010, this provides an in-depth explanation of Stage 1 program requirements and a summary of the public’s comments on the proposed preliminary regulations.  

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