Are you attesting for Meaningful Use Stage 2 this year? If so, please take time to review the Stage 2 Toolkit and the Stage 2 Guide located on the CMS.gov website. Both of these links provide valuable information for the Stage 2 EHR Incentive Programs (Medicare and Medicaid), including the following: Stage 2 core & menu objectives, Stage 2 timeline information, and changes to the clinical quality measures (CQMs) in 2014. The Stage 2 Toolkit also provides a basic overview of the Stage 1 changes that will occur, beginning in 2014.
If your urgent care providers plan to attest for Meaningful Use in 2014, the above information will give you a better understanding of the upcoming changes for Meaningful Use Stage 2. It’s better to prepare early and understand how Stage 2 may affect your providers and clinical workflow!