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Meaningful Use Final Rules and Interoperability Roadmap Released on Same Day

Earlier today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) publicly released final rules to update the participation and technology certification requirements related to the EHR Incentive Program (“Meaningful Use” or MU). Both final rules will formally publish in the Federal Register on October 16.

CMS consolidated the Stage 3 MU and MU reforms for 2015-2017 rulemakings into an extensive single final rule. CMS also included a public request for MU-related comments regarding the future Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

ONC’s 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria final rule is as expected and provides the updated product certification requirements corresponding with the Stage 3 MU requirements.

On an unrelated note, ONC also released the final iteration of its long-anticipated Interoperability Roadmap moments prior to the MU rules. The agency focused most of today’s HIT Policy and Standards Committee joint meeting on its content. It is unlikely that ONC timed the release of the roadmap for the same day as the MU-related final rules on purpose.

As always, American College of Radiology (ACR) government relations staff are reviewing and analyzing the two final rules and roadmap policy document, and will release summaries in the near future. ACR members with questions or feedback should please contact Michael Peters, ACR Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, at mpeters@acr.org.

Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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