Meaningful use rules exempt doctors, not EMR systems
from American Medical News
Physicians who want to qualify for stage 1 meaningful use incentives need to have electronic medical record systems that can accomplish all the tasks mentioned under the stage 1 rules - even the tasks doctors plan to defer accomplishing until a later time. David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology at the Dept. of Health and Human Services, posted a blog entry on Dec. 23, 2010, that he hoped would clear up confusion about the level of flexibility built into stage 1 requirements to receive bonuses from Medicare or Medicaid.
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