The Medical Group Management Association said the CMS' proposed changes to federal antikickback law won't help the government's goal of widespread adoption of health information technology. The comment period ended Monday on the CMS proposal, which would create "safe harbors" allowing certain types of organizations to donate e-prescribing and electronic medical records technology to physicians. Among other comments, the MGMA said physicians should not be required to certify that donated items are technically different than what they already have because it is difficult to know when items sufficiently differ to meet the standard. The association also asked the CMS to be very cautious about including a cap on the value of items and services provided to a physician by a single donor, saying a cap could deter donations, and to include group practices among the types of organizations that may donate. Read the MGMA's comment letter.
MGMA comments on federal IT proposal
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