Meaningful Use Final Rules Go to ONC

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Meaningful Use Final Rules Go to ONC

On July 6, 2010 the CMS rules on incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)  rules for adoption of an initial set of standards, implementation specifications, and criteria for certification of  EHR technology were sent to the Office of Management and Budget. The OMB review is required before the rules can be published.

ONC to review meaningful use final rules

ONC to review meaningful use final rules

While new changes in the meaningful use standard are possible, which could discourage providers in the short term, the federal government says it is taking the long term view:

My view is that electronic collection, storage, management and use of information is an inevitability in the 21st century, and that the federal government is trying to speed up the inevitable. This is a fairly calculated investment by the Congress not in adoption, but in a level of use that brings benefit. We shouldn’t spend the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars for results that don’t meet the Congress’ standard, and that standard is meaningful use…

David Blumenthal
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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Michael is Managing Partner & CEO of No World Borders, a leading health care management and IT consulting firm. He leads a team that provides Cybersecurity best practices for healthcare clients, ICD-10 Consulting, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. He advises legal teams as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy and Security, medical coding and billing and usual and customary cost of care, the Affordable Care Act and benefits enrollment, white collar crime, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Insurance Fraud, payor-provider disputes, and consults to venture capital and private equity firms on mHealth, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, and Software as a Service. He advises self-insured employers on cost of care and regulations. Arrigo was recently retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding a significant false claims act investigation. He has provided opinions on over $1 billion in health care claims and due diligence on over $4 billion in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Education: UC Irvine – Economics and Computer Science, University of Southern California – Business, Stanford Medical School – Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Law School – Bioethics.

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