When CMS and the ONC issued a final rule for the second stage of meaningful use on Aug. 29, only 3,125 eligible providers had already attested to it. More specifically, out of the thousands of eligible providers who should have been attesting for Stage 2, only about 4 percent had done so.
The reason: complicated and demanding government requirements. –
While the new Stage 2 ruling extends timelines and provided flexibilities for eligible providers, the complexity of these rules and the constant changes and modifications to them, becomes daunting for the majority of eligible providers that are already struggling with general issues impacting their practices.