Meaningful Use Program Requirements for 2016

Following are the objectives and program requirements for Eligible Professionals (EPs) participating in the Meaningful Use Incentive Program in 2016.  Modifications to the original rule are documented in this CMS Tipsheet or view CMS's webpage dedicated to the 2016 program requirements.

All providers must attest to objectives and measures using EHR technology certified to the 2014 Edition. All providers may attest to objectives and measures using EHR technology certified to the 2015 Edition, or a combination of the two (if the 2015 Edition is available).


EHR Reporting Period:

The EHR reporting period must be completed within January 1 and December 31 of the 2016 calendar year.

  • For all returning participants, the EHR reporting period will be a full calendar year from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
  • For EPs, eligible hospitals, and CAHs that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use in a prior year will be any continuous 90-day period.


    Attestation must be completed by February 28, 2017.  Prior to attesting for the EHR Incentive Program for 2016, please review these checklists and the attestation worksheets specific to EPs to help you prepare to participate.


    Objectives (2016):

    View the objective and measure table for Eligible Professionals or view the individual objective details, including how to achieve the measure within ChartMaker Medical Suite, below:

    Clinical Quality Measures (2016):

    Please see our page on the Clinical Quality Measures for more detail on what needs to be achieved in order to meet Meaningful Use.

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