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From the AMA: Got something to say about Meaningful Use? Now’s the time!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently released a series of final rules on the electronic health record (EHR) Meaningful Use program, and specifically Stage 3 regulations.

Unfortunately the rules do little to address the fact that the Meaningful Use program is not working. Worse yet, it will continue to threaten physicians with a regulatory gauntlet that could lead to less time with patients, more poorly performing EHRs and costly penalties for non-compliance.

Now is the time to make your voice heard: CMS is allowing a 60-day comment period to hear feedback on Stage 3, and how it can be improved and better aligned with the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and alternative payment models.

Don’t delay! Please take this opportunity to share your own personal experiences and challenges with EHRs directly to CMS. Join with your colleagues and let CMS know that Meaningful Use is not working!

Learn more about the proposed rule here.

This content was provided by the American Medical Association.

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