King Introduces The Meaningful Use Act
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing “The Meaningful Use Act:”
“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released in 2015 final rules for Stage 3 of its meaningful use program for electronic health records (EHRs),” said King. “Although CMS touted the regulations as giving providers increased flexibility, this program remains broken and unsustainable. The significant and ongoing financial cost of compliance is a deal breaker for many providers who simply cannot handle the financial burden and risks associated with EHRs.
The demands of this onerous program means fewer dollars for staff and supplies necessary to attend to patients. This unwelcome, ‘unintended’ consequence has even caused some providers to close their businesses altogether. My bill would repeal these destructive penalties so that providers can get back to the business they are uniquely trained to do—utilizing their skills and knowledge to heal the sick and support the continued vitality of the healthy.”
To view the original bill text, click here.