The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new FAQ clarifying the alternate exclusion for hospitals and eligible professionals who do not plan to attest to certain public health measures for the 2015 Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs. The final rule for 2015, published Oct. 16, allows for alternative exclusions and specifications for certain objectives and measures that lack a Stage 1 measure equivalent to the modified Stage 2 measure or require a menu measure.