Stage 2 Meaningful Use Deadline Nears

Kevin Kwon

Under current regulations, Stage 2 meaningful use requirements become effective on Oct. 1, 2013, for eligible hospitals and on Jan. 1, 2014, for eligible professionals.

As these effective dates near, discussions regarding Stage 2 implementation have intensified. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on July 24, 2013, witnesses representing hospitals, critical access hospitals, and health information technology vendors urged Congress to provide more time for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to implement Stage 2 meaningful use requirements.

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