Hospitals Decry Proposed Medicare E-Records Rule

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Two hospital groups are pushing back hard on Medicare's proposed Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for electronic health records, with one group telling Medicare on Monday that it would be “nearly impossible” for its members to meet the requirements on time.

The American Hospital Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives submitted their comments on the proposed Stage 2 requirements a week before comments are due.

The proposed rule, released in February by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, lays out higher standards...
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