Dec. 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to delay Stage 2 and Stage 3 implementation of electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a Final Rule for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, Stage 2—more commonly known as “Meaningful Use Stage 2.”
Physicians are losing money thanks to a new method of reimbursement, physician groups maintain.
In lieu of old fashioned paper checks or efficient electronic fund transfer (EFT) many payers are offering physicians credit cards –actual or virtual – to facilitate payment. The problem? Each transaction costs the provider more, cutting reimbursement.
Most agree meaningful adoption of electronic technology is progressing fitfully, but there are signs that the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs are beginning to take off.