ACG joins medical groups in critique of meaningful use criteria

A letter to CMS signed by the American Medical Association, ACG and 97 other medical groups argued proposed stage 2 meaningful use requirements for EHRs will discourage health care providers from using them. The organizations say CMS should ask physicians about what did and did not work in stage 1 and seek suggestions on structuring the stage 2 requirements. ACG also sent a separate letter with sister GI societies AGA and ASGE on the specific impact on clinical GI practice. Medscape (free registration) (5/8)