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Requirements for Previous Years

CMS is renaming the EHR Incentive Programs to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs to continue the agency’s focus on improving patients’ access to health information and reducing the time and cost required of providers to comply with the programs’ requirements. CMS is also in the process of finalizing updates to the programs through rulemaking. For more information, visit the landing page where CMS will publish updates and additional resources as soon as they are available.

CMS created a number of resources to help providers participate in the EHR Incentive Programs in previous years. Select the links below to review archived resources.

2015

Program Requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs in 2015

Resources

2014

Program Requirements for Stage 2

Resources

Stage 2 Regulations

Program Requirements for Stage 1

2014 Definition Resources

2014 CEHRT Flexibility Rule Resources

2014 Clinical Quality Measures

2014 Clinical Quality Measures Resources

Related Links

2013

Program Requirements for Stage 1

2013 Definition Resources

2013 Clinical Quality Measures

For 2013 definition of Stage 1 of meaningful use, eligible professionals used the list of Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) finalized in 2011 to report:

  • 3 required core measures or 3 alternate core, and
  • 3 additional measures

Eligible hospitals and CAHs demonstrating 2013 definition of Stage 1 of meaningful reported on all 15 CQMs finalized in 2011.

2013 CQM Downloads

2011 and 2012

Program Requirements for Stage 1

2011 and 2012 Definition Resources

Additional Resources for Previous Years of the EHR Incentive Programs

Additional Meaningful Use Resources

Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exceptions Resources

Incentive Payments Resources

Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) EHR Resources

  • Stage 1 Reference Grid: Stage 1 objectives for 2014 Certified EHR Technology and correlated certification criteria and standards
  • Stage 2 Reference Grid: Stage 2 objectives for 2014 Certified EHR Technology and correlated certification criteria and standards

EHR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Guide to EHR Incentive Programs FAQs (Updated April 2014)(Please Note: Questions submitted through the "Submit Feedback" button on this web page will not be answered directly.)

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