On the heels of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt’s declaration last week that the Meaningful Use program as it has existed is effectively over, 31 healthcare providers have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell expressing their concerns with the “current, ineffectual” MU structure.
The organizations—including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Emory Healthcare, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, and Weill Cornell Medicine—late last week urged HHS to restructure the MU program to better fit the industry’s transition to value-based care and to focus on improving the interoperability and usability of electronic health records. Specifically, the providers see the Stage 3 final rule as being counterproductive to reaching these goals.
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