Sunday, December 20, 2015

I look upon Congressional Bill S 2425 that commands the Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services to grant all exception applications regarding "meaningful use" upon request, etc. as a halfway measure! The real solution is full repeal of the HITECH Act, part of the 2009 stimulus package that forced only "certified" programs, upon physicians and hospitals at great expense. This was an example of cronyism at its worst. Rather encourage physicians to use any electronic health record they wish that helps them deliver higher quality care. Open the market to innovation and let the apps fly. Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D. Michigan

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