Study: Discrepancy exists in doctors' intention, readiness to meet MU

04/25/2012 | Healthcare IT News

There is a disparity between the intentions of doctors to receive meaningful use payments and their preparedness to achieve even two-thirds of the key requirements, according to the authors of a study in Health Affairs. The study, which included a survey of 3,996 doctors in 2011 and was conducted by a team of researchers led by Chun-Ju Hsiao, indicated that 91% of doctors nationwide believed they qualify for Medicare or Medicaid incentives, while only 10% aimed to apply for the MU initiative.

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