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HHS/OS RIN: 0991-AB93 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications  

This notice of proposed rulemaking (2015 Edition health IT certification criteria or 2015 Edition) proposes a new 2015 Edition Base EHR definition and proposes to modify the ONC Health IT Certification Program to make it more broadly applicable to other types of health IT health care settings and programs that may leverage the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The 2015 Edition would also establish the technical capabilities and specify the related standards and implementation specifications that Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology would need to include to at a minimum support the achievement of meaningful use by eligible professionals eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs when such edition is required for use under these programs.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 170   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 300jj-14    42 USC 300jj-11   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2014 
NPRM Comment Period End  01/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0991-AB82, Related to 0991-AB92 
Agency Contact:
Steven Posnack
Policy Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Secretary
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 200 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 690-7151