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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS26 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs--Stage 3 (CMS-3310-F)(Section 610 Review) 

This final rule specifies the meaningful use criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments and avoid downward payment adjustments under Medicare for Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Programs.  This rule also establishes an EHR reporting period for all providers under a calendar year timeline except for providers in the first year of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program where states may continue to allow an introductory 90 day period; requires the electronic submission of clinical quality measures (CQMs); creates a single set of meaningful use requirements for Stage 3 which will be optional for providers in 2017 and applicable for all providers beginning in 2018; and ensure privacy and security requirements continue to protect patient health information (PHI).

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 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 170    42 CFR 412    42 CFR 413    42 CFR 495   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-5, title IV of Division B   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/30/2015  80 FR 16732   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/29/2015 
Final Action  03/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 0991-AB93  Related Agencies: Common: null/null; 
Agency Contact:
Elizabeth S. Holland
Technical Advisor
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, MS: S2-26-17, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-1309