Meaningful Use

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Senators propose bill to create health IT rating system

Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have introduced a  bill  to help ensure that certified health IT systems work as promised.

Breaking News: HHS releases updated Meaningful Use rules

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued the long-awaited final rules changing the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015-2017 and implementing Stage 3 of the program.

Senate hearing on EHRs focuses on Meaningful Use problems, interoperability

In what Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called a "wrap-up session" during a hearing Oct. 1, focused on electronic healthcare records, the health committee chairman outlined five reasons to delay finalizing Stage 3 of Meaningful Use.

Docs lament 'all-or-nothing' MU compliance standard at second AMA town hall

The American Medical Association continued its effort to reshape the Meaningful Use program, holding a second town hall meeting Sept. 29 to enable physicians to share their suggestions and experiences.

GAO report: Meaningful Use presents a hurdle to achieving interoperability

Despite the importance of electronic health record interoperability to improving the state of overall care delivered in the U.S., several hurdles remain to get to seamless patient data exchange between providers, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

CMS releases new fact sheet on payment adjustments for eligible hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new fact sheet on the 2016 Meaningful Use payment adjustment for eligible hospitals.

House lawmakers urge for delay and 'refocus' of MU Stage 3

Calls for Meaningful Use Stage 3 to be delayed are growing, with more than 100 House lawmakers adding their voices to the din.

Niam Yaraghi: Non-MU drivers will spur more doc adoption of EHRs

Physicians will continue to adopt electronic health records even though the Meaningful Use program's funds have "dried up," according to Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at the Brooking Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.

Oklahoma incorrectly pays more than $888,000 in Medicaid MU incentives

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has made incorrect Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments to healthcare professionals totaling $888,250, as well as several other mistakes, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.

RWJF's report on MU gives validity to pausing Stage 3

It's not often that you see one report hedge its bets so often regarding whether something is working. But that's exactly what the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) annual health IT report does regarding the Meaningful Use program.