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CMS Timeline of Important MU Dates

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The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs milestones can be viewed using CMS’ eHealth Interactive Timeline Tool.

CMS Stage of Meaningful Use Timeline

The timeline reflects the 1-year extension of Stage 2 included in the September 4, 2014 CMS Final Rule (79 FR 52909)

STAGE OF MEANINGFUL USE CRITERIA BY FIRST PAYMENT YEAR
First Payment YearStage of Meaningful Use
20112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
2011111*1 or 22233TBDTBDTBD
201211*1 or 22233TBDTBDTBD
20131*12233TBDTBDTBD
2014*112233TBDTBD
2015112233TBD
2016112233
201711223
* 3-month quarter EHR reporting period for Medicare and continuous 90-day EHR reporting period (or 3 months at State option) for Medicaid EPs. All providers in their first year in 2014 use any continuous 90-day EHR reporting period.
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