Big Changes Are Coming for Meaningful Use

For most doctors’ offices, meaningful use programs are more of a headache than their incentives are worth. Last week, CMS administrator Seema Verma, announced that Medicare plans on making some big changes to their EHR Incentive Programs.

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There isn’t much information on the proposed changes yet, but one thing is for certain, it’s unanimous that physicians are ready for a change. Complying with EHR incentive programs is often times costly and requires a fair amount of man power, especially in small offices.

One thing that we do know is the goal is to put patients in change of their electronic health.  Through a new program called MyHealthEData patients will be able to obtain and share their personal health information to all of their physicians instead of the physicians sharing it with each other. Another goal is to be able to interlink hospitals to provide the most safe and effective care to all patients.

How do you feel about these proposed changes? Would a more patient centered EHR Incentive Program be beneficial in your office?

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