Meaningful Use of EHR Technology Expanded

Meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) technology has recently been expanded to include physicians providing services in outpatient facilities, according to the Continuing Extension Act of 2010. Initially, Congress had intended that only those physicians who purchased and implemented EHR technology would be eligible for the incentive payments, which would leave hospital-based physicians without an opportunity to collect on those incentive payments as the hospital provided the EHR technology for them. We will continue to keep you apprised of any further updates regarding the implication of this new expansion.

For more information, please contact Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit the HLP website.

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