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HHS/OS RIN: 0991-AB93 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
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 introduces a new edition of certification criteria (the 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 open and accessible to more types of health IT and health IT that supports various care and practice settings. The 2015 Edition would also establish the capabilities and specify the related standards and implementation specifications that Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology (CEHRT) would need to include to, at a minimum, support the achievement of meaningful use by eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (EHR Incentive Programs) when such edition is required for use under these programs.

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: 45 CFR 170   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300jj-14    42 U.S.C. 300jj-11   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/30/2015  80 FR 16804   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/29/2015 
Final Action  09/00/2015 
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:
Michael Lipinski
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:202 475-2462