The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a notice correcting a Stage 3 health information exchange measure for hospitals. Under the correction, Stage 3 health information exchange measure 2 will require eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to incorporate into the patient’s record an electronic summary of care document for more than 40% of transitions and referrals received, as well as encounters with new patients. The final rule originally included a requirement that the summary of care document come from a source other than the provider’s EHR system. The notice includes technical corrections to the final rule modifying meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs in 2015 through 2017.
The notice can be found at https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-128535/31/2016