Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved a bill to exempt patient encounters that take place in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from counting toward meaningful use requirements. There is currently no requirement that ambulatory surgery centers use electronic health records (EHRs) and no certification program has been authored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) specifically for these surgery centers.

CMS Extends EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals

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