Once again, the Meaningful Use program is suffering from a disconnect between aspiration and reality. This time it's patient engagement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The government shutdown has stalled many healthcare programs, but providers still can attest to Meaningful Use and earn their inactive payments.
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 earned by providers now have hit $12.3 billion, according to the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.