The Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs provide a financial incentive for the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. By putting into action and meaningfully using an EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond financial incentives such as reduction in errors, availability of records and data, reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation. Here, you will find resources with more information, as well as CMS Program Year (PY) 2019 Meaningful Use Specification Sheets.
The meaningful use reporting period is taken from the current calendar year, whereas, patient volume reporting period is taken from the previous calendar year or 12 months preceding attestation date.
Modified Stage 2 to Stage 3 MU Measures and Objectives Comparison Tool
Beginning in PY 2019 and beyond, CMS is now requiring the use of 2015 Edition CEHRT for all providers. In addition, all providers must attest to Stage 3 meaningful use, as providers may no longer attest to Modified Stage 2. Due to this change, we have created a stage comparison tool to support providers and their stakeholders in understanding these changes.
All information found below is taken from the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program overview page.
Meaningful Use Specification Sheets
The Meaningful Use Objectives specification sheets for the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs bring together critical information on each objective to help eligible professionals understand what they need to do to demonstrate meaningful use successfully. For eligible professionals, Stage 3 Meaningful Use in PY 2019 has a total of eight meaningful use objectives.
Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)