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Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestations still lackluster, CMS says

While the majority of eligible hospitals and eligible professionals have attested to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use, only 447 EPs and eight EHs have attested to Stage 2 in 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported at the June 10 Health IT Policy Committee meeting.

CMS: 2014 MU Stage 2 attestation off to a slow start

Very few providers are attesting to Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program so far this year, according to the latest data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  

HIMSS official: 6% of hospitals still use paper records

While more hospitals have implemented electronic health records in the three years since the Meaningful Use program went into effect, there remains a wide disparity in EHR adoption, with hundreds of hospitals still just using paper records, according to HIMSS,  Forbes.com  reports.

Attorney: Providers can skip a year of MU attestation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published inconsistent information about how often providers need to demonstrate Meaningful Use, which may be confusing many providers about whether they must successfully attest every year in order to participate in the program, according to attorney Kathie McClure, with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, Ky.

Meaningful Use payouts top $16.5 billion

Participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program continues to increase, with more than 425,000 active registrations of eligible professionals and eligible hospitals. Overall, 325,000 unique providers have been paid incentives representing more than $16.5 billion in payouts.

GAO: Incentive payments more than doubled from 2011 to 2012

More than twice as many providers successfully attested to meaningful use of their EHRs in 2012 than in 2011, according to a new report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office. The...

CMS still accepting, processing Meaningful Use attestations during shutdown

The government shutdown has stalled many healthcare programs, but providers still can attest to Meaningful Use and earn their inactive payments.

Meaningful Use incentive payments top $15.5 billion

Participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program continues to grow, with 3,661 Medicare eligible professionals, 2,240 Medicaid eligible professionals and 52 hospitals joining the ranks of active registrations in the program in June 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' latest statistics.

Meaningful Use incentive payments top $12.3 billion

Meaningful Use incentive payments earned by providers now have hit $12.3 billion, according to the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.

Report: Technology reimbursement key to growth in the preventative care space

Preventative care can control healthcare costs and ward off diseases, and a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan determines that technology implementation will be key to growth in the space, despite looming challenges like reimbursement.