There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to Meaningful Use. When do you start? What kind of EHR software do you need? What stage and for how long do you need to attest? When does Stage 2 start? Will I be penalized for not participating?
Your EHR Software and Meaningful Use Participation Timeline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website is a great resource for everything related to Meaningful Use. And they have put together an EHR Participation Timeline to help you determine which year you will demonstrate Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 of Meaningful Use. It also provides the length of time required to demonstrate Meaningful Use at each stage, and the maximum incentive payment for each year that you participate. If you have any questions or doubts about when and how to get started with Meaningful Use we think this is something you should check out!