HHS announces info on “meaningful use”

HHS has published its draft definition of “Meaningful Use” of an EHR system. As you will no doubt know there will be  reimbursement incentives for physicians and hospital providers who are successful in becoming “meaningful users” of an electronic health record (EHR). These incentive payments begin in 2011 and gradually phase down. Starting in 2015, providers are expected to have adopted and be actively utilizing an EHR in compliance with the “meaningful use” definition or they will be subject to financial penalties under Medicare. Here is the link  http://tinyurl.com/mzefuf

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