Federal Panel Scales Back MU Stage 3

Members of the Health IT Policy Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday that will bring meaningful use Stage 3 requirements one step closer to federal approval and scale back the initial Stage 3 proposals by 33%.

Members of the Health IT Policy Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday that will bring meaningful use Stage 3 requirements one step closer to federal approval and scale back the initial Stage 3 proposals by 33 percent.

Leaving 19 measures as part of the proposal, the recommendations, presented as a Stage 3 matrix developed by the meaningful use workgroup, will be sent on to Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services for consideration in developing the final Stage 3 MU requirements. More public hearings and a notice of proposed rulemaking to inform HHS’s final requirements are expected to follow in 2015.

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Source: Healthcare IT News