Support continues to grow among industry groups for delaying Stage 3 of the federal government’s electronic health records Meaningful Use program.

The American Medical Association and 41 medical societies have sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Management and Budget urging the Obama administration to pause Stage 3. The groups want Meaningful Use re-evaluated following “pivotal changes to Medicare” enacted by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA), such as the Merit-Based Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

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