Meaningful Use and Health IT Updates

The ACC sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell calling for HHS to finalize the proposed rule Modifications to Meaningful Use (MU) in 2015 – 2017. The College has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to reduce the 2015 reporting period. ACC Advocacy remains concerned that practices will not be able to meet the program requirements and the full year reporting period in 2015 amidst the uncertainty stemming from the absence of a final rule. The College also sent a letter of support for H.R. 3309, the Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting Act and Advancing Interoperability Act, or Flex-IT 2 Act, to further express the urgency with which the MU program changes need to be addressed, and to support legislative efforts to ensure forward progress and continued participation in the program.

Clinical Topics: Noninvasive Imaging, Computed Tomography, Nuclear Imaging

Keywords: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.), Fee Schedules, Medicaid, Medicare, Physician Self-Referral, Quality Improvement, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

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