Health Care Reform Alert: Is Your Electronic Health Record Technology "Meaningful?"

The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology issued a proposed rule on March 2 to help answer that question for the thousands of health care providers that will request Medicare/Medicaid payments for the meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. The rule proposes to establish two certification programs for which organizations can apply to be authorized to test and/or certify that particular EHR technology offers the “necessary technological capability, functionality, and security” to satisfy the meaningful use requirements.1 This proposed rule goes hand-in-hand with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ two previously published health information technology-related rules.2

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