The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is another organization to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 final rule, asking the agency not to lose sight of the critical role health IT will
CPeH represents more than 127 millions consumers, patients, caregivers, seniors and other stakeholders. The organization expressed disappointment in the weakened MU Stage 2 requirements for secure messaging and patient use of
"We must transform our
CPeH's comments include several recommendations such as retaining full-year reporting for 2018 and beyond to support uninterruped progress for patients and families; require eligible providers to meet all measures and associated thresholds; and add requirements for providers to use functionalities from the 2015 Certified Edition of Health IT, including person-centered electronic longitudinal care plans, health information in non-English languages and links to community resources and supports.