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Requirements for Previous Years

Beginning in 2019, all eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to use 2015 edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Program. Note that the requirements for eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and CAHs that submit an attestation to CMS under the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program were updated in the 2019 IPPS final rule.  

In 2019, all Medicaid eligible hospitals and EPs must adhere to the requirements of their state’s Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program and attest directly to their state. Visit the 2019 Promoting Interoperability Medicaid page for more information.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created a number of resources to help eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participate in the Promoting Interoperability Programs in previous years. Select the links below to review archived resources.

2017-2018

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

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

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

2011 and 2012

Additional Resources for Previous Years of the EHR Incentive Programs

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.)