NCQA: Stage 2 Needs Better Alignment with Other Initiatives

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  • May 08 2012, 5:12pm EDT

The National Committee for Quality Assurance, an accreditation firm, is recommending that federal officials tweak proposed Stage 2 EHR meaningful use requirements for group reporting of core and menu objectives.

The proposed Stage 2 rule permits providers in group practices to attest using a “batch file process,” NCQA notes in a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “However, providers must still attest to meaningful use requirements on an individual basis, even under the proposed group reporting option.”

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