EHR Meaningful Use, What’s Next?

Last week acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt, stated he intends to replace the Meaningful Use program in 2016. For more detail, read the following articles: EHR Meaningful Use to End in 2016, CMS Leader Says and Andy Slavitt puts meaningful use on ice; Read his J.P. Morgan speech transcript. Our Advocacy team had previously worked with the Alliance of Specialty Medicine and the AMA to advocate on behalf of echo practitioners that the original program needed improvement as physicians were unduly penalized for failure to meet requirements and measures not in their control.

A recent blog post from the CMS Blog provides more insight into the future of Meaningful Use.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.