Less than 5 percent of practices believe they have made significant progress in their overall readiness to adopt ICD-10, according to new research from MGMA, which indicates that progress to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 compliance date has been alarmingly slow. According to MGMA, the primary concern is a lack of communication and critical coordination […]
The Medical Group Management Association wants ONC to deem electronic health record software certified by CCHIT in 2008 or later as meeting the requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 1, according to the organization’s comment letter on the Certification Process NPRM. “MGMA representatives will continue to advocate for simplified EHR incentive program requirements, logistics and software certification processes. MGMA representatives believe that stringent program requirements will exclude a large percentage of physician practices from participating, which undermines the intention of the legislation,” the organization stated.
Thirty-one percent of physicians responding to an MGMA survey said their productivity will decrease more than 10 percent as a result of complying with the 25 Meaningful Use criteria laid out in the recent NPRM from HHS. The MGMA research also highlights the specific criteria that many respondents say would be “difficult” or “very difficult” […]
The Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) contends that the proposed EHR incentive program rule and the standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria required to prove meaningful use are overly complex. “The rules include a number of requirements which will create significant barriers to physician efforts to achieve the designation of and prove that […]