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Establishment of the Temporary Certification Program for Health Information Technology Final Rule

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Establishment of the Temporary Certification Program for Health Information Technology Final Rule.

Overview Edit

This final rule establishes a temporary certification program for the purposes of testing and certifying health IT, thereby ensuring the availability of Certified EHR Technology for eligible health care providers seeking incentive payments available under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

This final rule is issued under the authority granted to the National Coordinatora by section 3001(c)(5) of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), as added by the HITECH Act. Under the temporary certification program, the National Coordinator will authorize qualified organizations that meet specified requirements to conduct the testing and certification of Complete EHRs and/or EHR Modules.[1]

References Edit

  1. Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan 2011–2015, at 68.

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