GAO Hits EHR Incentive Program Hard

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | March 7, 2014

The GAO recently took a swipe at the government's Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care.

Specifically, GAO called for establishing a strategy to better ensure the reliability of clinical quality measures, known as CQM, and collected using EHRs and develop and use outcome oriented performance measures to monitor progress toward goals.

Controversy has swirled around clinical quality reporting, with many providers struggling to do as required under meaningful use Stage 2.