Catching up with meaningful use in 2017
Abstract: “Meaningful use” refers to use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. It has had three stages since 2011, and Stage 3 began in 2016. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) essentially replaces the current meaningful use criteria starting in 2017. This article discusses the components and compliance options for 2017, noting that, with the Republican-controlled Congress determined to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, despite no clearly identified replacement details, there’s some uncertainty surrounding meaningful use requirements.