EHR Timing - MU Stage 3

Meaningful Use Stage 3 puts a heavier burden on doctors


  1. The ability to maintain a current problem list has been among the proposed improvements in EHRs in Meaningful Use Stage 3.
  2. Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposals: Too Ambitious?

    Most objectives merely build on stage 2 -- but some new criteria might generate pushback, consultants say. The bulk of the stage 3 objectives in the 44-page document reiterate stage 2 goals, with higher thresholds for showing Meaningful Use.

  3. Meaningful Use Stage 3 recommendations released for public comment

    The healthcare industry has a much better idea of what Stage 3 of Meaningful Use may look like, now that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's HIT Policy Committee has released a copy of its proposed recommendations for public comment.

  4. EHR incentive payments under Medicaid began May 2011 and are set to end for Medicare participants in 2016 and ending for Medicaid participants in 2021.

    The incentive payments are phased out over time and replaced by financial penalties for physicians and hospitals that are not using certified EHRs.