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Meaningful use: What it means to radiologists

Wouldn’t we all like to have a slice of the $1.5 billion incentives payment pie available for eligible radiologists? Imaging was given the cold shoulder in the first phase of the meaningful use program (MU), but the Stage 2 MU proposal gives more credit to radiology. The question is, is it enough? And what are providers to do now? The recommendations incorporated into the proposed rules by the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT include a menu set measure for diagnostic image accessibility, clinical quality measures relevant to radiology, and more flexibility on defining encounters. But for a clinical specialty that isso integral to the running of a health system, radiology measures are only deemed optional. Read full article here courtesy of Applied Radiology


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