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EHR Meaningful Use Program to be Replaced in 2016

At the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference on January 11, 2016, Andy Slavitt, the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use program will be coming to an end some time in 2016. Although Slavitt did not specifically address what would be replacing the program, he did say that the new program will focus less on rewards for physicians who are using technology and more on rewards for positive patient outcomes. Slavitt claimed that the details of the next stage will be released in the next few months. His speech transcript can be found on CMS' blog here.