Panel begins work on Stages 2 and 3 of Meaningful Use Requirements

WASHINGTON – The Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory group, has begun work on developing the meaningful use requirements for Stages 2 and 3 of the federal Medicare and Medicaid healthcare IT adoption incentive program, according to David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Stages 2 and 3 will be required of providers by the years 2012 and beyond if they want to cash in on thousands of dollars in federal bonuses. Providers can apply for Stage 1 incentives in 2011.

“We are now firmly into the next season of meaningful use,” Blumenthal said at a Tuesday HIT Policy Committee meeting. “We’re dealing with the long range success of our enterprise.”

via www.healthcareitnews.com

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