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CMS Timeline of Important MU Dates

62776 Federal Register/Vol. 80, No. 200/Friday, October 16, 2015/Rules and Regulations
TABLE 1-STAGE OF MEANINGFUL USE CRITERIA BY FIRST YEAR
First year demonstrating meaningul use Stage of meaningful use
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 and future years
2011 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 Stage 3 Stage 3
2012 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 Stage 3 Stage 3
2013 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 Stage 3 Stage 3
2014 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 Stage 3 Stage 3
2015 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 Stage 3 Stage 3
2016 NA NA Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 Stage 3 Stage 3
2017 NA NA NA Stage 3 Stage 3
2018 NA NA NA NA Stage 3
2019 and future years NA NA NA NA Stage 3

 

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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