HITECH and Meaningful Use

In a detailed, 46-page letter dated February 25, 2011, the American Medical Association and 38 other medical societies raised serious concerns about the proposed set of requirements for Stage 2 of the Medicare/Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) meaningful use incentive programs.


The letter, addressed to Joshua Seidman, PhD of the Office of the National

by Todd Rodriguez, Esquire

In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the much-anticipated final regulations that providers are required to meet in order to receive the Medicare incentives for adoption of a certified electronic health record system. In those regulations, In the final rule, CMS set forth 15 core elements

On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released a pair of final regulations (one from CMS, one from the Office of National Coordinator for HIT ) detailing the “meaningful use” criteria which will determine whether users of electronic health records will qualify for the government subsidies under the HITECH Act during

The HIT Policy Committee is suppose to unveil its recommendations on the definition of "Meaningful Use" of electronic health records (EHRs) on June 16th, reports Health Data Management.  Any approved definition of "Meaningful Use" would then be forwarded to the Office of National Coordinator for further consideration.  

What will constitute "Meaningful Use" of an EHR has been