CMS Clarifies Vendor Issues Considered for Stage 2 Hardship Exemptions

Lack of infrastructure and unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances are not the only criteria the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will consider in granting hardship exemptions to health care providers who are struggling to comply with Stage 2 EHR meaningful use requirements. CMS has also added "2014 EHR vendor issues" as an acceptable reason.

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