EHR Archived Information
This information is provided as a resource for providers who attested for EHR meaningful use using Open Dental's certified EHR software (2011 or 2014 edition). If you are currently being audited EHR Audits, this information may help you.
Years 2011 and 2012
Below are links to PDF versions of thespec sheets that were published in 2012. They outline the specific provider requirements for years 2011 and 2012 (2011 edition).
In 2013, there were changes to some 2011 edition measures. Some were required, others were optional. See 2013 Stage 1 Changes Tipsheet.
Below are the 2013 definition spec sheets for changed measures that may affect you. Note that Electronic Exchange of Key Clinical Information was removed as a core measure completely. For unchanged measures, refer to the spec sheets under years 2011 and 2012 above.
Stage 1 Year 2014
The 2014 edition certified version of Open Dental was available in March 2014. 2014 also brought changes to some Stage 1 measures.
For a summary, see 2014 Stage 1 Changes.
In August 2014, CMS released a final rule that granted flexibility to providers who were unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT for an EHR reporting period in 2014 due to delays in 2014 CEHRT availability. Providers still using 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Editions could choose to report 2013 Stage 1 core and menu objectives.
EHR Modified Stage 2
In October 2015, CMS released a new Final Rule that simplified and reduced the measures to report on. These new requirements are called Modified Stage 2. A few measure requirements changed each year.
2015: EPs: What You Need to Know for 2015 Tipsheet (PDF)
2016: Below are links to spec sheets and info re: measures that differ from EHR Modified Stage 2 requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The auditors want proof that I completed one test of the Electronic Exchange of Key Clinical Information (2011/2012). What should I give them?
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