I16 — Support the End of the Meaningful Use Program by CMS

March 19, 2016

I-16

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA-the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine seek legislative and regulatory action to remove PA/LTC patient encounters from the meaningful use program, including any future iteration of MU under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), until such time that interoperable certified technology is widely available in these settings;

AND BE  IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA work with appropriate stakeholders  to incentivize HIT systems that support the interoperability, continuity of care, and care coordination specific to post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) residents, accomplishing the intended IT goals and removing impediments to provision of much needed care.