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Definition of electronic health record 'meaningful use' released

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released the proposed definition of "meaningful use" of an electronic health record system.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released the proposed definition of "meaningful use" of an electronic health record system.

Physicians who become "meaningful users" of qualified EHRs and who accept Medicare patients could receive as much as $44,000 over five years, starting in 2011. Physicians who have at least 30 percent Medicaid patients and are meaningful users of EHRs could receive $63,750 over the five years.

The 556-page rule proposes three stages of EHR adoption, beginning in 2011. The first stage contains 25 measures for compliance, including requirements for computerized physician order entry, electronic claims submission, and patient record access.

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