The Pathology Blawg has a nice piece and comments on the ridiculous notion that pathologists (and radiologists and anesthesiologists), given the nature of their clinical practices (non-direct, non-patient care, non-outcomes focused for payment) could and would be penalized for not meeting EHR meaningful use criteria like "real" doctors; those who are on the front lines, in the trenches, managing smoking cessation, weight control, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, etc…
On Friday August 24, 2012, the CAP released a STATLINE special alert detailing how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted a temporary “stay” in penalizing pathologists, anesthesiologists and radiologists from the MU benchmarks. In addition, HR 4066 now has 38 co-sponsors.
Read more here.
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