Under a new proposed rule, federally qualified health centers and rural clinics must use electronic health records—certified to the 2014 Edition meaningful use requirements at a minimum—beginning in January to receive higher reimbursement for managing Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions during calendar year 2016.

“Certified health IT must be used for the recording of demographic information, health-related problems, medications and medication allergies, a clinical summary record, and other scope of service requirements that reference a health or medical record,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states in the rule setting the Part B physician fee schedule.

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