Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Lecture:Meaningful Use Operationalized
Slide content:MU Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 Objectives finalized in 2015 Stages 1-2 combined into Modified Stage 2, required from 2015-2017 EPs and EHs can attest to Stage 3 starting in 2017 Uncertainty due to Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 - combine all CMS quality programs, including MU, into a single program (ONeill, 2015 ) 8
Slide notes:In 2015, the rules for Modified Stage 2 and for Stage 3 were released. Modified stage 2, in essence, combined the original Stages 1 and 2, so any EP or EH just starting down the meaningful use road, or still in Stage 1, now had to meet the objectives of Modified Stage 2, through 2017. Starting in 2017, eligible professionals and eligible hospitals can begin attesting to Stage 3. Today there is some uncertainty over the future of the meaningful use program due to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, that was passed by Congress in 2015. MACRA calls for combining all CMS quality programs, including meaningful use, into a single program, so it's possible that meaningful use will change further in the year or two ahead. But for now, this is how the stages of meaningful use must be met to become eligible for or maintain eligibility in the meaningful use program. We will talk more about the future of the meaningful use program at the end of the last lecture. 8