In June 2013, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of "Practice Makes Perfect," we'll tackle No. 12 on that list: participating in the CMS' meaningful-use incentive program for electronic health records.
Successfully attesting to Stage 2 meaningful use is likely to prove significantly more difficult for eligible professionals than the initial stage of the program. Practice managers and executives are reporting that one new requirement in particular is causing considerable angst because it typically requires modified workflows, revised staff assignments and significant additional costs for their organizations.