Tougher for Physicians Under PPACAMay 7th 2010
Just last week, the CMS Office of the Actuary published its analysis of the recently passed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. It presents a future-state picture that may not be that pleasing to physicians, particularly physicians operating in small, independent practices.
EHR adoption is still very low in the United States, especially among smaller practices. Therefore, to facilitate the adoption and the achievement of meaningful use of these EHRs among small practices, the Office of National Coordination for Health Information Technology (ONC) has now designated some 60 Regional Extension Centers (REC).