MU Final Rule: What Does it Mean for You?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Many of our Purdue Regional Extension Center (PurdueREC) clients have expressed frustration with attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014 due to difficulties in (1) obtaining 2014-certified EHR technology (CEHRT) or (2) in implementing that technology in a timely fashion.

In May, the Office of the National Coordinator released a notice of proposed rulemaking that would provide flexibility in 2014 to providers/hospitals struggling with vendor-related issues. On Friday, August 28, the rule was made final and was published in the federal register on September 4th.

We at PHA realize that this is a lot for groups to digest quickly so they can take the necessary steps to successfully attest to Meaningful Use in 2014. The following links (see below) will provide answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to this rule, and will instruct providers and hospitals on how to complete the attestation process for 2014.

Please note that the flexibility provided by this rule is explicitly for entities that are challenged because of software-related issues, not simply challenged by meeting the Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures. The FAQ sheet lists common scenarios that qualify as well as scenrios that definitely do not qualify.

If you would like to discuss the impact of this rule on your providers/organization, please contact your PHA managing advisor or email us at We look forward to supporting your organization in its Meaningful Use endeavors.

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Attesting with NPRM Flexible Reporting Options
Gives a step-by-step process for applying the new flexibilities to attestation for 2014




MU NPRM FAQs thumbnail Frequently Asked Questions
10 answers to questions about the Meaningful Use NPRM

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