Why 6 U.S. Senators Are Upset About The EHR Incentive Programs

Geralyn Magan | LeadingAge | May 13, 2013

Six U.S. Senators claim that the $35 billion Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs are not achieving their goals and require a “reboot.”

The senators outlined their concerns about the incentive programs in a 27-page whitepaper that they released to the public in mid-April. They also asked U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to provide a written plan addressing their concerns by June 16.

The senators include:

  • John Thune (R-SD).
  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
  • Pat Roberts (R-KS).
  • Richard Burr (R-NC).
  • Tom Coburn (R-OK).
  • Mike Enzi (R-WY).