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CMS Timeline of Important MU Dates

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 Year Stage of Meaningful Use
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
2011 1 1 1 *1 or 2 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD TBD
2012 1 1 *1 or 2 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD TBD
2013 1 *1 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD TBD
2014 *1 1 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 1 2 2 3 3 TBD
2016 1 1 2 2 3 3
2017 1 1 2 2 3
* 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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