In response to providers being unable to fully implement 2014 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) due to limited availability, CMS adopted changes proposed earlier this year through a final rule allowing additional options for the 2014 reporting period and amending the meaningful use stage timeline. Providers who received 2014 Edition CEHRT in time to attest during this program year must still attest to Stage 1 or Stage 2 based on their original timeline using the 2014 CEHRT in order to receive incentive payments and avoid future payment reductions. But the final rule offers additional flexibility to providers who cannot satisfy Stage 2 or revised Stage 1 requirements in program year 2014 because of delays in the availability of 2014 Edition CEHRT. Read more here.