Q: Is there a tool that helps simplify the 2014 meaningful use process?
A: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a notice of proposed rule making in May that would grant flexibility to physicians and hospitals experiencing difficulties fully implementing the 2014 edition certified EHR technology to attest this year. CMS has created an interactive decision tool that guides providers through potential participation options for 2014. Physicians answer a few questions about their current stage of meaningful use and edition of EHR certification, and the tool displays the corresponding options proposed in the rule-making notice.
The CEHRT NPRM tool guides providers through their participation options for 2014.
In addition, the AAD's EHR resource center offers a repository of information on meaningful use, including information on fulfilling meaningful use stage 1 and stage 2.