CMS finalized a 90-day reporting period in 2016 and 2017, eliminate two objectives and measures beginning in 2017 and reduced the thresholds for some objectives and measures.

CMS also retained the all-or-nothing approach that requires hospitals and CAHs to attest to all of the objectives and measures, and will start Stage 3 in 2018 with a full-year reporting period.

For additional information on the meaningful use portion of the rule, read the American Hospital Association story.