The Stage 2 “Meaningful Use” of Electronic Health Records’ Proposed Rules: No Surprises

Ashish K. Jha

By Ashish K. Jha

Late in the day on February 23, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the preliminary rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use.  For those not deep in the weeds of Health Information Technology policy jargon, “Meaningful Use” is the federal standard for eligible physicians and hospitals to receive incentives through Medicare and Medicaid for adopting and using an Electronic Health Record.

So why is this important?  Well, first, a little bit of background.  Continue reading “The Stage 2 “Meaningful Use” of Electronic Health Records’ Proposed Rules: No Surprises”