The government is setting the bar too high under early proposals for Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use criteria, and the requirements simply aren’t fair to physicians who seek to comply and fall just short, the American Medical Association contends.

In comments on proposed criteria from the HIT Policy Committee, the AMA argues that meaningful use measures should be reasonable and achievable yet still have a meaningful impact. That’s not the case with early iterations of Stage 3, the association contends. It notes that Stage 3 could nearly double the number of measures to comply with meaningful use, and 100 percent compliance is needed to pass.

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