These tools are intended for facility staff to use toward achieving MU.
Common MU Resources
- CMS Final Rule [PDF - 14 MB]
- CMS Stage 2 Rule
- Meaningful Use Overview [PDF - 75 KB] - basic MU concepts
- EP Performance Measure Comparison Table [PDF - 39 KB] - Stage 1 and 2, 2014+ at a glance
- EH Performance Measure Comparison Table [PDF - 37 KB] - Stage 1 and 2, 2014+ at a glance
2014 Stage 1
- 2014 Overview for EPs [PDF - 440 KB]
- 2014 Stage 1 EP and EH Performance Measures [PDF - 94 KB] - quick checklist of the various objectives
- EH 2014 Stage 1 RPMS Performance Measure Logic [PDF - 139 KB]
- EP 2014 Stage 1 RPMS Performance Measure Logic [PDF - 197 KB]
- 2014 Overview for EPs [PDF - 440 KB]
- Stage 2 Overview [PDF - 62 KB]
- Stage 2 EP and EH Performance Measures and Exclusions [PDF - 212 KB]
- Stage 2 EP and EH Performance Measures [PDF - 105 KB] - quick checklist of the various objectives
- EH Stage 2 RPMS Performance Measure Logic [PDF - 180 KB]
- EP Stage 2 RPMS Performance Measure Logic [PDF - 191 KB]
- 2014 CQM list [PDF - 88 KB]
- Final 2014 CQMs for Eligible Professionals
- Final 2014 CQMs for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs
- CQM TipSheet
- 2014 CQM Pediatric Recommended Core Set Table
- 2014 CQM Adult Recommended Core Set Table
- 2014 CQMs finalized
Checklists for Achieving MU
The checklists below for EPs and EHs provide an overview of the essential steps needed to achieve MU.
- Meaningful Use Ambulatory Checklist Guide [DOC - 63 KB]
- Meaningful Use Ambulatory Quick Checklist [DOC - 87 KB]
- Meaningful Use Hospital Checklist Guide [DOC - 77 KB]
- Meaningful Use Hospital Quick Checklist [DOC - 90 KB]
- MU Reports Reference Sheet [PDF - 74 KB]
EHR MU Guide
These detailed guides show how to set up RPMS and enter the information necessary for demonstrating MU.
Area MU Contact List [PDF - 69 KB]
Contact your Area Meaningful Use Coordinator or your Regional Extension Center.
CMS EHR Incentive Programs
This official web site details the requirements for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs.
CMS Final Rule [PDF - 14 MB]
Released July 28, 2010, the Final Rule establishes the criteria for obtaining CMS incentives for demonstrating meaningful use.
CMS Final Rule, Part II
Released September 4, 2012, the Final Rule (Part II) expands the criteria for obtaining CMS incentives for demonstrating MU.
CMS State Medicaid Contacts
This site provides the estimated date that each state intends to begin accepting registrations for its Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
The Division of Epidemiology functions as the leading office in IHS for disease epidemiology, prevention and control of general infectious and chronic diseases as well as the following specific health conditions: cancer, tobacco use, breast and cervical cancer, vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and disease outbreaks.
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
This site is designed primarily for IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) Indian health care facilities that are actively involved in implementing an EHR or that are contemplating doing so in the near future.
Run by Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, this site answers questions about achieving MU of certified EHR technology.
MU Incentive Payments and 1099s
Federally employed or contracted Eligible Professionals working for IHS may have received a 1099 form from CMS or a state Medicaid program for MU incentive payments that they assigned to their facilities. If so, these practitioners are encouraged to contact their facility leadership or area coordinators for appropriate documentation. This documentation may be filed with their tax return or in response to the receipt of a notice of underreported income (CP2000). If practitioners receive a CP2000, they must respond within 30 days, so IHS encourages them not to delay in responding to the notice.
OIT Training Schedule
Register for current training available for all IHS areas. (Note: RPMS training events are open only to individuals affiliated with IHS, tribal, or urban Indian health program facilities in the United States.)
AIU: Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
APCD: All Payer Claims Database
ARRA: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ATCBs: Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies
CAH: Critical Access Hospital
CEHRT: Certified Electronic Health Record Technology
CHIP: Children's Health Insurance Program
CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife
CQMs: Clinical Quality Measures
CY: Calendar Year
EH: Eligible Hospital
EHR: Electronic Health Record
EP: Eligible Professional
FAQ: Frequently Asked Question
FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Center
FY: Fiscal Year
HHS: Department of Health and Human Services
HIE: Health Information Exchange
HL7: Health Level Seven International
IHS: The Indian Health Service
MU: Meaningful Use
NP: Nurse Practitioner
NPI: National Provider Identifier
NQS: National Quality Strategy
ONC: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
PA: Physician Assistant
PHI: Protected Health Information
PV: Patient Volume
REC: Regional Extension Center
RHC: Rural Health Center
RO: Regional Office
SMA: State Medicaid Agency
SMHP: State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan
TIN: Tax Identification Number