Meaningful Use Stage 2 Deadline Pushed Back One Year

The CMS is giving providers another year to show they’ve met the Stage 2 criteria of the federal government’s incentive program to encourage the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. That means the start of the next phase will be pushed back a year. 

Stage 2 will be extended through 2016 and Stage 3 won’t begin until at least fiscal 2017 for hospitals and calendar year 2017 for physicians and other eligible professionals who have by then completed at least two years at Stage 2. 

  • Moving from paper to electronic records in behavioral health
  • Mental Health Group Therapy Notes
  • Patient Portal for Behavioral Health