The American Hospital Association has placed an advertisement in multiple publications in Washington, D.C., urging changes to the proposed meaningful use rule.

The ad notes that more than 275 bipartisan members of Congress have questioned the proposed meaningful use criteria. The ad calls the proposed rule "a one-size-fits-all policy that ignores upfront cost, time and logistical challenges."

The AHA further asks the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop flexible criteria that promotes the use of EHRs and recognizes positive steps hospitals already are taking. The ad, available at, is running for one or two days in CQ Today, Congress Daily, Politico and Roll Call.

--Joseph Goedert


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