HHS has announced its plans to delay the start of Stage 2 meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs until FY 2014 for those first attesting to meaningful use in 2011 (those first attesting to meaningful use in 2012 also will begin Stage 2 in 2014). CMS notes that this policy will provide an added incentive for providers to attest to meaningful use in 2011, since they will be eligible for three payment years for meeting the Stage 1 criteria. CMS plans to formally propose adoption of the delay through rulemaking next year.