Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HHS Questions GOP Calls to Suspend Meaningful Use

Versel, Neil. "HHS Questions GOP Calls to Suspend Meaningful Use." Healthcare IT News, October 23, 2012. 

From the article: "Health and Human Services officials, who spoke this week at the CHIME12 Annual Fall Forum, are pushing back against Republican questions of the appropriateness of the $27 billion meaningful use EHR Incentive Program.

Four GOP senators sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Oct. 17 questioning whether government-subsidized EHRs sometimes actually promote higher utilization of diagnostic testing and whether wider EHR adoption so far has increased Medicare billing." Read more