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Can Doctors In Small Practices Catch A Break On Meaningful Use Requirements?

MedPage Today: Health IT Break Sought for Docs in Small Practices
The chair of a House subcommittee on health technology has asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to exempt doctors in small practices or those who are nearing retirement from new health IT requirements. In a May 1 letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) expressed concern about the "meaningful use" requirements contained in the 2009 HITECH Act (Walker, 5/2). 

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