Confused about Meaningful Use?

January 1, 2010

In this podcast, Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor for the Medical Group Management Association, explains the EHR meaningful use draft criteria.

To qualify for federal EHR incentive payments, medical practices must prove they are meaningful users of an EHR. The stimulus legislation has outlined four broad components of meaningful use, which are: use of a certified system; incorporation of e-prescribing; reporting quality measures electronically; and the exchange of patient data electronically.

The draft criteria released in December by CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology further define meaningful use.

In this podcast, Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor for the Medical Group Management Association, explains the meaningful use draft criteria, which the MGMA has called “overly complex.”

For more information on the EHR incentives , check out our EHR Incentives Update, and related podcast.

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