Ok, so I borrowed a line from Bill Clinton for the title. Please don’t sue me, Bill…
If you are confused by comments previously made by Andy Slavitt (Acting Administrator for CMS) regarding the end of the Meaningful Use program, you are not alone! The link below will take you to an excellent blog post which clarifies those comments and links you further to a streamlined application for exception.
Fear not! Meaningful Use is still the law of the land today! Things will change, but with any luck we will have plenty of notice and be able to transition to provisions of MACRA and MIPS without too much trouble. One thing to be aware of is the government’s focus is going to be on interoperability and new open application programming interfaces (APIs) using plug-ins, apps, etc. Ready, set, go!
Here is the link to the CMS blog post mentioned above. Really worth a read if this affects you or your organization. Again, I’ll try to keep posting about this as we walk through the next chapter in federal regulatory requirements.