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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015

CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program when the regulation is finalized. This article provides a high-level review of the Proposed Rule. A more comprehensive assessment of the proposed objectives and measures is available here.

Providers who fail to meet the meaningful use requirements face payment reductions

Initially, the EHR Incentive Program provided incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs who adopt and meaningfully use certified EHR technology (CEHRT). Today, EPs who were not meaningful users faced Medicare payment adjustments of up to 2% starting on Jan. 1. The penalty will increase to 5%.

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Genetic overlap exists between Alzheimer’s disease, two CVD risk factors

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NIH launches clinical trial on statin therapy for HIV patients

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The Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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