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Medicare Advantage may be best program to power healthcare reform

Though some have championed Meaningful Use (MU) as a key tool for driving reform in the healthcare system, its power pales in comparison to that of the increasingly popular Medicare Advantage (MA) program, argues an opinion piece from Healthcare IT News.

MU has led to the rise of hundreds of electronic health records (EHR) vendors and enjoys considerable funding via the HITECH Act, yet it “it fails to motivate both payers and consumers who both play a role in sustainable reform,” writes Frank Ingari, president and CEO of healthcare communications network company NaviNet.