The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT released two new transparency requirements included in the 2014 electronic health record certification criteria in the EHR Intelligence reports. The new requirements were released on Tuesday.
As per 2009 federal economic stimulus package, Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments were available for healthcare providers who would demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic heath record (HER) systems.
In its 2014 Edition EHR Certification Criteria, ONC outlined the requirements that EHR systems must meet in order for providers to be able to qualify for incentive payments.
Details of Transparency Requirements
In a “Health IT Buzz” blog post, Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Federal Policy Division, said the 2014 EHR final rules require:
EHR certification test results to be publicly available; and EHR developers to inform eligible professionals and hospitals about the full cost of implementing their systems.
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