Meaningful Use Stage 2

Pharmacists take aim at med errors during care transitionsHealthcare has changed, and the emphasis on transitions of care has grown as inpatient and outpatient services are linking up.
Meaningful use final rules: 3 things you need to knowOn October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released Meaningful Use-Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 final rules.
The Flex-IT 2 Act: More posturing than promiseThe Flex-IT 2 Act, recently proposed in Congress, is seen as an example of the resistance toward adopting Meaningful Use standards.
More trouble for EHRs?Two new studies highlight shortcomings of Meaningful Use program and doctors’ dissatisfaction with technology
Physicians left in Meaningful Use limboThe MGMA, among others representing medical practices, is asking CMS to delay the Stage 3 rules of meaningful use to benefit physicians and patients.
CMS releases Stage 3 Meaningful Use rulesFewer than half of physicians have met Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements and, despite a promise to add flexibility to reporting requirements in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program that some stakeholders say is anything but flexible.
CMS to ease MU2 reporting requirementsResponding to pressure from physicians, hospitals and lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to give electronic health record (EHR) users more flexibility in meeting the requirements of its meaningful use program.
MU2: Mission Impossible
MU2: Mission ImpossibleMany physicians feel they're between a rock and a hard place. If they're participating in the Medicare side of the Meaningful Use program, have attested before, and don't attest to MU2 this year, they'll not only lose financial incentives but will be subject to penalties in 2017.
MU2 flexibility bill gains bipartisan support
(WEBINAR) Preparing for Meaningful Use Stage 2While CMS reports that nearly most physicians have implemented EHRs, the next challenge will be to meet Stage 2 criteria as part of the federal EHR incentive program.