CMS: MU2 Attestations Tick Up to 8


According to data released last week by CMS, a total of 75 hospitals have attested to meaningful use during the 2014 reporting year, and eight of those have attested to meaningful use stage 2.

On the physician side, a total of 447 eligible providers have attested to stage 2.

At the start of May, CMS announced just four hospitals had reached stage 2, sparking renewed industry calls for more flexibility in the meaningful use timeline. Because many providers' concerns stemmed from vendors delivering 2014 Edition software updates later than expected, CMS issued a proposed rule that would allow providers that encountered vendor delays to attest using 2011 Edition software or attest to another year of stage 1. The rule has not yet gone into effect.

In total, of the 4,993 hospitals eligible for electronic health record incentives programs, including meaningful use, more than 94 percent have registered for the program and more than 91 percent have received at least one payment.

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