The editorial team at Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Resource
Center has released a complimentary report, Meaningful
Use: Stage 2 vs. Stage 1, providing guidance on the Medicare and
Medicaid Meaningful Use electronic health records requirements and the
differences between the first and second Stages of the rule.
report provides critical information needed to understand the expansion and
changes from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use requirement, the steps
necessary to qualify for incentives, and any pertinent deadlines, including:
• Two charts comparing the Stage 2 and Stage 1 Core and Menu Objectives - one
for eligible providers, and one for hospitals and critical access hospitals.
• A complete view of the Stage 2 Objectives, the related Stage 1 Objectives,
and the measurement requirements for each, with helpful explanations.
summary of the critical differences and implementation deadlines between the two
• Detailed and helpful analysis from leading experts and
Bloomberg BNA's experienced editorial staff.
"As the requirements around
Meaningful Use have evolved with the Stage 2 rules, we realize that hospitals
and health care providers need sound, clear guidance on what these changes mean
to their businesses and practices, and how they can comply in a timely,
efficient manner to get the most out of the incentives of interoperable health
care records," said Lisa Rockelli, Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Health
IT Law & Industry Report. "What's more, as the
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has outlined, the end goal of
this measure is improving patient care through the understandings garnered with
the capture of this information. To that end, this report provides timely and
With the potential for substantial incentives for
complying and with Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use requirements set to be
finalized in 2013, hospitals and providers need a keen grasp on the first two
stages, and the variances between them, to move forward. For 2011, the first
year of the Meaningful Use incentives program, Medicaid payments to hospitals
and eligible providers (EPs) totaled about $2.7 billion, with $1.7 billion going
to hospitals. These incentives will likely increase as more and more hospitals
and EP's learn to correctly apply the thresholds of the rules.
editorial team saw a need to create value to our customers with the expanding
requirements in Health IT and created the Health IT Law & Industry
Report in 2010 specifically to track this important area of health law,"
said Scott Falk, Executive Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Healthcare Division.
"What's more, we have relationships with some of the foremost practitioners in
this area and are proud to bring a sample of those relationships with this
a complimentary copy of the report.
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