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Compliance with meaningful use regulations for specialists is attainable
This article is part of the March 2013 issue of Pulse
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has written exceptions to some meaningful use regulations for specialists like radiologists, for whom the use of electronic health records has less incentive and more complications than for primary care physicians. But as the government moves through the more technically complex later stages of meaningful use, there will likely need to be many more exceptions to keep specialists in the game. Read this two-part series to understand what radiologists are doing to make meaningful use possible in their practices. One such group working toward attestation is the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), based in Minneapolis. CDI employs more than 400 radiologists spread across 116 locations and 90 mobile radiology units. Linda Bagley, vice president of business systems and operation support, said the company developed software -- and had it certified through the Drummond Group's Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology certification process for meaningful use -...
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Meaningful use for specialists can be difficult. But for radiologists, with some creative technology development and training, attesting is possible.
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