During a presentation at the MGMA Conference, Travis Broome, a health insurance specialist at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, responded to the worries of practice administrators who insisted their patients are not interested in using patient portals necessary to meet Stage 2 meaningful use patient access measures. Broome said practices would have to push the use of portals.

I ask Mr. Broome, is this meaningful use or meaningful coercion?

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