Physicians are Happy Meaningful Use is Almost Dead

January 21, 2016

Meaningful use is not dead, as some have been suggesting. However, it is nearing its end and that fact has many physicians excited.

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.Click here for a PDF of this slideshow.