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During last week’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said,
“In 2016, meaningful use as it has existed – with MACRA – will now be effectively over and replaced with something better.”
Andy’s complete comments at http://medgroup.biz/Slavin
The big question: What does “better” look like because, according to most hospitalists, it can’t get much worse.
It’s been a slow road. Meaningful use was introduced in 2009 with seven stages – see http://bit.ly/7-MUstages – and we’re not out of stage two yet.
In fact, President Obama signed a “Meaningful Use hardship exemption bill” into law just three weeks ago. And the American Hospital Association (AHA) wants to delay Stage 3 until at least 2019 and only after 75 percent of eligible professionals and eligible hospitals have met the requirements of Stage 2 of the program.
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What will have to happen for the promise of a digital health future to become a reality?
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What’s your viewpoint on Slavitt’s announcement last week?
It does appear however, that better study of day-to-day clinical practice would have been advised, and the length of time for each use stage should have been enlarged from the start. Healthcare is less “techy” than other industries. There is an IT staff shortage at most medical centers. EMR purchases were made quickly (we tracked double-digit growth in EMR after incentives) Good for the marketplace/vendors, but maybe too fast? Some of the software turned out to be not well-designed for a doctor or office staff’s world – too many menus, too many clicks – slowed compliance.
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