Meaningful Use Interim Final Rule

This morning, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released the Interim Final Rule on the Meaningful Use definition. How this document can be both “interim” and “final” is beyond me, but that’s the language being used right now. There will be a 60 day commenting period followed by revisions before the final report is published. The Meaningful Use criteria dictates how providers must modify their electronic medical record systems by 2011 in order to receive additional reimbursement through Medicare/Medicaid.

The full report is available at the federal register here: http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2009-31216_PI.pdf

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