In this Nashville Medical News article, Nashville healthcare attorneys provide insight on navigating healthcare law in 2015. While CMS mandates are nothing new, the onset of Meaningful Use kicked the reimbursement game into high gear. Michaela Poizner comments on the three-stage process, which provides electronic health record mandates to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. MU established specific objectives that eligible professionals and hospitals must achieve to quality for CMS Incentive Payments.
"Right now many providers are transitioning between stages 1 and 2, and there's still a lot of confusion and frustration on the part of providers trying hard to get newly required technology," said Ms. Poizner. "There's been a lot of vendor backlog and providers are doing the best they can given the quick turnaround."