Medicare Docs Are Moving To Electronic Records, HHS Says

Law360, Washington (June 25, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- More than half of Medicare-participating physicians switched over to electronic health record systems by last year, according to a government report released Thursday, showing physicians are taking steps to avoid Medicare payment reductions in 2015 that are tied to EHR compliance.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General surveyed 2,000 Medicare physicians and found 57 percent used EHRs in their primary practice location. Of that group, nearly a quarter of them made the switch in 2011 — the same year the...
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