Meaningful Use: Regulations from CMS.gov

 

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology. To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers have to show that they are “meaningfully using” their certified EHR technology by meeting certain measurement thresholds that range from recording patient information as structured data to exchanging summary care records. CMS has established these thresholds for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs).

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs include three stages with increasing requirements for participation.

Visit the CMS Meaningful Use page for more information and to read CMS meaningful use regulations.