Yesterday (10/4/2012), in a letter from House Republican leaders to HHS, House Republican leaders expressed serious concern regarding the Stage 2 Meaningful Use program and requested HHS to take the following action:
- Immediately suspend the distribution of incentive payments until universal interoperable standards are promulgated by HHS;
- Increase what is expected of Meangingful Users (e.g., increasing the utilization percentages established in the current Stage 2 rules);
- Eliminate the subsidization of business practices that block the exchange of information between providers.
The full text of the letter can be found here.
If you have any questions about Stage 2 or further developments on this matter, please contact Michael T. Batt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-977-1417