Meaningful Use Program Officially Shelved
From AAFP News Staff:
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt recently took center stage during the J.P. Morgan 34th Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco for what could have been a routine speech about upcoming health care policies aimed at an interested stakeholder audience.
However, a few minutes into his remarks, available in their entirety in a CMS blog posted on Jan. 12, Slavitt rocked the U.S. health care world with these words:
"We are now in the process of ending meaningful use and moving to a new regime culminating with the MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) implementation. The meaningful use program, as it has existed, will now be effectively over and replaced with something better."
Read more at the AAFP's website.