News of the demise of the Meaningful Use program — including Stage 3 — has been greatly exaggerated, according to Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who spoke Wednesday morning at a joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee meeting.
While the Obama administration is moving forward with its transition to value-based payment and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) passed by Congress last year, DeSalvo emphasized that MACRA won’t happen overnight; proposed regulations are expected this spring for public comment, she said. And physicians will continue to be measured on their meaningful use of certified EHR technology for purposes of determining their Medicare payments.
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