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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AQ84 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program--Stage 2 (CMS-0044-P) 
Abstract: The final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, which was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2010, specifies that CMS will expand on the criteria for meaningful use established for Stage 1 to advance the use of certified EHR technology by eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This proposed rule would establish the requirements for Stage 2. As stated in the July 28 final rule, "Our goals for the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria, consistent with other provisions of Medicare and Medicaid law, expand upon the Stage 1 criteria to encourage the use of health IT for continuous quality improvement at the point of care and the exchange of information in the most structured format possible, such as the electronic transmission of orders entered using computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and the electronic transmission of diagnostic test results." 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 412    42 CFR 413    42 CFR 422    42 CFR 495   
Legal Authority: PL 111-5 secs 4101, 4102, and 4202   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 0938-AP78, Related to 0991-AB82 
Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Holland
Director, Health Initiatives Group/Office of e-Health Standards and Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mail Stop S2-26-17, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-1309