Eligible professionals will pay about $200 million this year in the form of Medicare payment reductions for their failure to become meaningful users of electronic health records, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Speaking at Tuesday’s joint meeting of the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees, Elisabeth Myers from the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality told members that about 256,000 EPs are currently subject to 2015 payment adjustments for failing to demonstrate MU in previous years.

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