AAFP asks lawmakers to delay, rework MU Stage 3

Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) board of directors have met with lawmakers, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), to share their experiences and frustrations with electronic health records and the Meaningful Use incentive program.

They requested that Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program be delayed and reworked so that it realigns with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which substantially changes the Meaningful Use program for physicians. 

Other organizations, such as the American Medical Association and EHR vendor athenahealth, have also launched campaigns for physicians to air their grievances with EHRs and the Meaningful Use program to policymakers in an attempt to improve the program. Article