Latest revisions to Meaningful Use rules are now out, here are some first pass highlights:
- Reporting periods for 2015 are any continuous 90-day period in the 2015 calendar year - instead of calendar-quarters.
- Attestations for the 2015 reporting period can be submitted to CMS's portal from January 4 - February 29, 2016.
- For 2015 and 2016 reporting periods, the View, Download, Transmit component of the Patient Electronic Access objective now requires that only one (1) patient view, download or transmit their health information to a third party.
- The Secure Electronic Messaging objective is changed for 2015 (The capability for patients to send/receive secure electronic messages with the EP was fully enabled during the reporting period) and 2016 (A secure message is sent to at least 1 patient seen by the EP during the reporting period).