WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior analysts from The Advisory Board Company's Health Care IT membership programs are on-site in Las Vegas preparing to provide an immediate analysis of the upcoming Meaningful Use regulations at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition, which opens on Monday, February 20.
By Monday, the proposed Stage Two rules for Meaningful Use are expected to be released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new rules for CMS's Electronic Health Records incentive program will impact health systems' information technology strategy, particularly technology investments and workflow changes. Health care IT leaders attending HIMSS12 can visit The Advisory Board Company's conference booth No. 7310, where analysts will be available to outline how the new proposed regulations differ from the Stage One regulations, as well as the implications for health systems, other providers, and their vendors.
On Wednesday, February 22, Research Director Robin Raiford will release an update to one of the most downloaded resources on meaningful use, her " Meaningful Use, The White Board Story" poster that summarizes the objectives and measures outlined in the regulations. The updated version will be on display at the firm's booth and available for download from http://www.advisory.com/Topics/IT.Of key interest in the Stage Two regulations is the government's solution to the timing glitch uncovered in the Advisory Board research note, "Not So Fast—Why It Pays to Wait Until FY 2012 on Meaningful Use." The note explains that providers attesting to Stage One in 2011 would need to achieve Stage Two by October 1, 2012, mere months after the Stage Two final regulations are published and much less time than vendors will need to respond to the new rule. In the Stage Two regulations, CMS is expected to give providers that first attested to meaningful use in fiscal year 2011 the ability to reach Stage Two meaningful use in 2013 instead of 2012. This would allow these providers to collect three annual incentive payments with Stage One reporting.
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