Reimbursement Cuts Possible: Proposed Rule Provides for Reimbursement Cuts Unless Providers Make Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

You have probably heard about the significant financial incentives available to physicians and hospitals that adopt and achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. But did you know that physicians and hospitals that fail to demonstrate meaningful use by 2015 face reimbursement reductions? Achieving meaningful use will be an evolving challenge, as the meaningful use requirements will become more and more stringent each year. Providers cannot afford to wait until the last minute to begin the complex process of achieving meaningful use of electronic health records. Click here to read more (PDF).

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  • Robert A. Appel, MD

    So what? With the current cuts that are taking effect, I don’t plan on being a Medicare provider by that time, anyway. Why the hell should I invest time and money complying with these mandates only to have the financial rug pulled from under me?