tci Part B Insider - 2009 Issue 22

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• When CMS announced that providers could get bonuses for demonstrating "meaningful use" of certified electronic health records, a firestorm erupted regarding what that term meant. CMS aims to quell any confusion following a recent meeting where the Health Information Technology (HIT) committee discussed several potential definitions of the term. CMS intends to issue a proposed rule regarding its "meaningful use" definition later this year. In the meantime, you can submit your comments on the HIT's suggested definitions. To read the definitions and submit your comments (which are due by June 26), visit http://healthit.hhs.gov. ...

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