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Physicians are Happy Meaningful Use is Almost Dead

Physicians are Happy Meaningful Use is Almost Dead

While meaningful use may not be completely dead, it is on its way out. This very fact has many physicians shouting with glee.

The program, about as popular as rug burn, has seen rising number of docs opt out of the program due to its stringent requirements.  Physicians Practice captured the thoughts of its Physician Editorial Advisory Board after Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for CMS, told a group of attendees at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference that meaningful use was on its way out.

Even though many are aware that meaningful use is still in effect for 2016 and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will eventually present additional requirements to adopt technology, physicians are still clearly ready to write the obituary for the program.  Here are some of their comments.

Like to express your own thoughts on meaningful use and its eventual demise? Share them below in the comments section or by tweeting us @PhysiciansPract.

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Physicians Practice

Comments

I got penalized because my former employer went bankrupt and didn't release the records when I started my own practice. I appealed even with bankruptcy papers, but was denied saying it didn't occur in 2014 when it did. This was not appealable! I will be taking a hit for the rest of this year for nothing I did wrong

naomi @

I got penalized because my former employer went bankrupt and didn't release the records when I started my own practice. I appealed even with bankruptcy papers, but was denied saying it didn't occur in 2014 when it did. This was not appealable! I will be taking a hit for the rest of this year for nothing I did wrong

naomi @

At it's core, MU was just another of the governments tools to rein in the cost of health care by making bureaucratic regulations that were unachievable by many small practices, and thereby reducing payments to physicians. My elation upon the death of MU is counterbalanced by the fear that its replacement will be more onerous and more costly for small practices which the government wants to see disappear.

DAVID @

The worse idea ever!!! MU is a way to drive you insane!! Wasteful use of healthcare,staff and physicisn time! Like we don't already have to manage the introduction of I CD 10, complying with our boards and then dealing with insurance taking our hard worked money, Goverment would like to do away with physicians in solo practice so they can build a monopoly!!

Ciela @

I refused to ever even attempt to comply with this byzantine program. It's simply not worth the brain damage incurred. I worked part time in a clinic that did try to comply and it was insane. It is truly a Meaningless Use Program.
One witch is dead, great, but there are a thousand more that must die so that physicians can take care of their patients and not spend all their time taking care of the damned government.

Gary @

Small private practice made transition and successfully Attested. Stage 1 Incentive Bonus has been Locked for Payment for almost two years. Have since closed practice. Recently received notice that my Medicare payments will be docked an additional 2% for not participating.
Just saying...

Misha @

I think someone needs to make a movie called The Big CHIT and find out the EHR vendors and folks at CMS/Washington that most likely had a huge financial gain with this debacle. Just saying.

Cindy @

layers and layers of requirements to comply
its a bottom less pit
at the end, we are still failing no matter what we did!!!

Tien @

MEaningful Use is a waste of time and resources. Our practice has spent thousands then we were audited which delayed any payment which in the end lost money! This has not helped patient care in any way and is a government boondoggle

Wayne @

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