Home > EHR, meaningful use, Medicare > ACR and RBMA Request Long-Term Reprieve from Meaningful Use Penalties for Certain Physicians Located in Unhelpful Hospitals

ACR and RBMA Request Long-Term Reprieve from Meaningful Use Penalties for Certain Physicians Located in Unhelpful Hospitals

Prior to the holidays, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the establishment of an alternative process by which certain hospital-located physicians could optionally become ineligible for the EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use” or MU) and its associated penalties.

While many ACR members are already temporarily protected from MU penalties for up to 5 years max, this request would provide long-term reprieve for a specific subset of physicians who have the misfortune of being located in hospitals that are not adequately enabling participation in the program.

Access the details of the ACR and RBMA request here.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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