The eHealth Initiative has joined a growing chorus of stakeholders in asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to abandon its "all or nothing" approach for meeting criteria to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records to qualify for incentive payments.

In a comment letter to CMS, the industry advocacy organization recommends that providers be allowed to qualify for incentives if they achieve a "sufficient" component of the requirements. The recommendation, the group notes, is similar to one made by the HIT Policy Committee during its Feb. 17 meeting.

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