Recently, HealthFusion® submitted our commentary on the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the open comment period. We hope that HHS and CMS will heed our comments and recommendations, but rest assured no matter their final ruling on Meaningful Use Stage 2 measures, HealthFusion® will be ready and Meaningful Use attestation will be as easy as always with MediTouch® and our Meaningful Use Report Card®.
The Health IT Policy Committee sent a letter to Farzad Mostashari, M.D. (he recently replaced Dr. David Blumenthal), the National Coordinator for Health IT, that the current schedule for compliance with Stage 2 objectives in 2013 posed, “a nearly insurmountable timing challenge,” for those who attested to Meaningful Use in 2011. The best news is that being an early adopter of MediTouch® technology means that you will have extra time to prepare for EHR Meaningful Use Stage 2
According to the indictment, on November 20, 2012, White falsely attested to CMS that Shelby Regional Medical Center (Shelby Regional) met the meaningful use requirements for the 2012 fiscal year. However, Shelby Regional relied on paper records throughout the fiscal year and only minimally used electronic health records. To give the false appearance that the hospital was actually using Certified Electronic Health Record Technology,