The CMS has released a useful interactive document that can help medical professionals and hospitals better prepare for state 2 Meaningful Use of the EHR Incentive Program.  The document, called the The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs: STAGE 2 TOOLKIT  is available here . The document is hyperlink rich and amazingly easy to navigate.  If you were to print the entire document it would fill 158 pages, but it’s been created to be electronic.  Clicking the links takes you directly to your subject of interest.  Among the the more general sections are: Stage 2 Overview Tipsheet  providing an overview of the major provisions included in the Stage 2 rule Stage 1 Changes Tipsheet focusing on the changes that were made to Stage 1 of meaningful use in the Stage 2 rule 2014 Clinical Quality Measures Tipsheet providing information on the next phase of Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) and how to report them to meet meaningful use in 2014 and beyond Stage 2 FAQs providing answers to questions about the Stage 2 rule and how it affects hospitals and EPs 2014 eCQM Resources listing all of the 2014 CQM webpages and resources Resources for Eligible Professionals (EPs) Stage 2 Meaningful Use Specification Sheet Table of Contents for Eligible Professionals – listing all the core and menu objectives for EPs, with direct links to each individual measure specification sheet (requires internet access to view spec sheets) Stage 1 vs. Stage 2 Comparison Table for Eligible Professionals – comparing core and menu measures from Stage 1 with measures for Stage 2 of meaningful use for EPs Payment Adjustments & Hardship Exceptions Tipsheet for Eligible Professionals – providing an overview of the payment adjustment and hardship exceptions included in the Stage 2 rule for EPs

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CMS Produces an Interactive Stage 2 Resource for Meaningful Use and Clinical Quality Measures