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ONC’s Stage 2 EHR Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria NPRM Under OMB Review

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has indicated that the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT’s (ONC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Stage 2 EHR standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria was submitted for OMB review last week.  OMB has up to 90 days to review the proposed rule, though the process does not usually take that long.  This is one of the last steps in the NPRM development process prior to submission for publication in the Federal Register for public comment.

As of this writing, the corresponding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ NPRM on Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use,” or MU) has not yet been submitted for OMB review.  This situation is expected to change in the very near future.

The late January OMB submissions do not bode well for a (previously targeted) February 2012 publication of both NPRMs.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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