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Request for NACCHO Member Input on "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Records Now Closed
The CMS EHR incentive program will provide payments to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs that adopt and meaningfully use certified EHR technology, which may include some local health departments (LHDs).
Congress specified three types of requirements for meaningful use:
Your LHD will be affected by all three elements in this program, even if you do not provide comprehensive primary care. For example, EPs and hospitals will be required to develop the capability to electronically exchange (send and receive) data with public health.