HIT Adoption and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

This installment of LegalNotes focuses on the concept of “meaningful use” of electronic health records and the key considerations that will underlie proposed rules expected to be issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by the end of December 2009. The goal is to provide the AF4Q communities with background information in advance of the proposed rule as an aid to understanding its provisions when published.

LegalNotes is a regular online Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) publication that provides readers with short, readable summaries of developments in the law that collectively shape the broader legal environment for efforts to improve quality, reduce health care disparities, and improve the transparency of price and quality information.