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Meaningful Use Resource Center

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs encourage medical providers to use electronic health records (EHRs) in a way that positively affects patient care. This enhanced use of EHRs is often referred to as meaningful use (MU).

Previously meaningful use was a dizzying array of complex stages, objectives, and deadlines, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reformed and streamlined the program for the 2015–17 reporting years. CMS has reformed meaningful use by aligning Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives, so that all eligible providers attest to the same objectives, thereby reducing the learning curve. CMS also streamlined meaningful use by eliminating several redundant objectives and measures that have been widely adopted in the industry as best practice, which, removed some of the clutter associated with reporting. These changes will help providers focus on patient care rather than learning complicated requirements.

Due to the sweeping nature of the changes for the 2015–17 reporting years, we recommend that all participating providers review our meaningful use resources:

We’ve enhanced our practice management and EHR solutions and documentation to fully prepare you for all stages of meaningful use. That’s why we’re #1 for successful attestations in the eyecare industry and #11 in heathcare overall. More than 4,100 doctors have attested with Eyefinity products!1

1 Based on data reported by Health and Human Services and CMS for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program through November 30, 2015. Data accessed March 15, 2016.