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Bill aims to free ASC docs from some meaningful use rules
Modern Healthcare

Senate Finance Committee this morning will mark up a bill meant to adjust meaningful-use requirements for physicians using ambulatory surgery centers. The Electronic Health Fairness Act is bipartisan legislation that would adjust meaningful-use requirements of the federal electronic health record incentive payment program and protect providers who use ASCs from possible Medicare reimbursement penalties.In 2015, physicians became eligible for a piece of the $29 billion dollar EHR incentive pie if they performed at least half of their outpatient procedures in a setting with a certified EHR.