18 Jul ONC policy committee approves recommendations on meaningful use
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) health IT policy committee voted Thursday on long-awaited recommendations from its workgroups on how providers can qualify to receive incentives through the new stimulus package.
As part of a mandated series of steps the ONC policy committee accepted its workgroup’s complex matrix of qualifications that will define “meaningful use” of health IT, a pivitol aspect to being a candidate for reimbursement bonuses and avoiding penalties under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Bonuses will begin in 2011, while penalties will be enacted in 2017.
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