At a meeting of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) noted that as of May 1, only four hospitals in the nation have attested to stage 2 of meaningful use for fiscal year (FY) 2014. Thus far, a total of 30 hospitals have attested to either stage 1 or 2 for FY 2014. Hospitals have until Nov. 30 to attest to meaningful use for FY 2014. Hospitals who are in their first year of demonstrating meaningful use must attest by July 1 of this year to avoid a penalty in FY 2015.
The HIT Policy Committee is a federal advisory committee tasked with making recommendations on meaningful use. The committee is holding public listening sessions on providers’ experiences with stages 1 and 2, as well as their expectations for stage 3. America’s Essential Hospitals would like to hear from members on their experiences and difficulties with stages 1 and 2 so we can convey any concerns to CMS in advance of stage 3 rulemaking.
Please contact Xiaoyi Huang, JD, director of policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.0127 with questions or feedback.