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Health Reward Stat of the Day – April 14

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As of February 2015, Medicare eligible professionals have higher rates of successfully attesting to meaningful use than Medicaid EPs, according to the April 7 ONC Health IT Policy Committee meeting materials.

Here are four more key updates on meaningful use attestation. Data are through February 2015.

  • More eligible professionals have registered with the Medicaid program (176,000) than CMS initially anticipated (145,000).
  • However, just 32 percent of registered eligible professionals have attested to meaningful use. Forty-six percent have achieved the AIU requirement (adopt, implement and upgrade an EHR) that is required in EPs’ first year of participation and 22 percent are registered for the program.
  • Medicare EPs have higher rates of attesting to meaningful use (86 percent) than Medicaid EPs (32 percent).
  • More than 90 percent of EPs scheduled for Medicaid stage 2 in 2014 were participating in the Medicare arm of the EHR incentive program.

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