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HIT Policy Committee Approves MU Workgroup’s Recommendations As Expected

Yesterday, the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) HIT Policy Committee approved the MU Workgroup’s  Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) functionality objective/measure recommendations in front of a much larger than usual audience.  The HITPC also approved the MU Workgroup’s recommendation to advise delaying by one year the move up to Stage 2 requirements for eligible professionals and hospitals who began Stage 1 compliance in 2011.

The only discussion of the MU Workgroup’s promising June 1 decision (see 1:10:35 mark of the audio) to develop an additional set of specialty recommendations was when HITPC/MU Workgroup member Christine Bechtel mentioned the need for the MU Workgroup to get back together within the next month or so to address specialists’ concerns.  The American College of Radiology and other specialty societies will continue to encourage that new activity.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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