Provider alliance Premier Inc., in comments on initial draft criteria for Stages 2 and 3 of meaningful use, urges federal officials to not add new clinical quality measures until provider performance can be evaluated for Stage 1.

"Premier members are especially concerned about any increase in the number or sophistication of clinical quality measures for Stages 2 and 3--particularly when collection and reporting of Stage 1 measures is not yet underway," according to Premier's comment letter to the Office of the National Coordinator. Other comments include:

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