Please note these very important changes to Meaningful Use Stage 1 for 2014
This message and the document linked below outline important changes to Meaningful Use Stage 1 that take effect immediately. It is for clients who will be attesting for Meaningful Use Stage 1 in 2014. If you are attesting for Stage 2 or do not plan to attest at all, you may disregard. Please take careful note.
1. As of January 1, 2014, patient portal adoption is a Core Measure for Meaningful Use Stage 1.
It will now be necessary to provide patients the ability to view, download and transmit their health information online within 4 business days of the information being available to the Eligible Professional via a certified patient portal for 50% of all patients seen by an attesting provider.
2. gMed would also like to remind you of an important upcoming deadline for 2014 Meaningful Use participants:
An Eligible Professional who is going to be attesting for Meaningful Use for the first time this year and is not able to begin their reporting period by July 1st, 2014, will be required to submit a hardship exception BEFORE July 1st, 2014 in order to avoid penalties
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