Not So Fast: The End of Meaningful Use Isn’t Imminent After All
Many healthcare industry stakeholders thought they got a belated Christmas gift on January 11, when Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced that the Meaningful Use program would “now be effectively over and replaced with something better.”
Given the EHR incentive program’s disfavor across the industry, you could almost hear the cheering in hospitals and medical offices across the country. But celebrations of the ‘end of meaningful use’ were shortlived: Just eight days later
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Webinar
According to the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 408,000 eligible providers have received EHR incentives totaling close to $6.5 billion, but it seems that the program is losing some of its initial momentum. Stage 2 Attestations
Meaningful Use is a core requirement of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) program. The program is part of the government’s larger efforts to move towards value-based healthcare through increased access to clinical information for all stakeholders, thereby improving quality, patient outcomes and cost containment. In order for providers to demonstrate Meaningful Use understanding the criteria and process is critical, as is selecting the right technology partner.
As an extension of our commitment to education, NCG Medical and our medical billing services team we are excited to provide this review of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.