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American Hospital Association calls on CMS to end ‘all or nothing approach’ to meaningful use

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Arguing that too many well-meaning providers are facing financial penalties from meaningful use, the American Hospital Association called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week to offer more flexibility.

Specifically, AHA says hospitals that meet 70 percent of meaningful use requirements should be deemed as having complied with the program.

With the current “all-or-nothing approach,” writes Ashley Thompson, AHA’s senior vice president of public policy analysis and development, “failure to meet any one of the requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs has meant a provider would not receive an incentive payment; more recently, it has meant a provider would be penalized.”

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