Proposed Legislation Could Ease Anesthesia Participation in Meaningful UseAbout 20 medical specialty groups sent a letter to Rep. Diana Black (R-Tenn.) praising the Electronic Health Records Improvements Act, which would ease anesthesiologists' participation in the federal EHR incentive program, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Anesthesiologists have voiced concerns about the program, which gives physicians financial incentives to use EHRs in a meaningful way, because they are more vulnerable than other specialties to financial penalties.
If enacted, Rep. Black's legislation would exempt anesthesiologists from providing clinical summaries to patients, from being required to provide patients with electronic copies of health information and from implementing drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy interaction checks, according to the report.
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