Certain objectives and measures that could be reported via paper-based methods in Stages 1 and 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program are phased out in the proposed Stage 3 rule released for review on March 20.
Under the first two stages, providers would print, fax, mail or otherwise produce a paper document and manually count these actions to include in the measure calculation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services explains in the proposed rule.
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