The November round of ICD-10 testing conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been deemed a success through a poll conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
As of November 1, 2014, only 2% of eligible professionals had attested to Meaningful Use 2. This is not good news for the
thousands of independent physician practices that rely on Medicare payments: the Center for Medicare Services is slated to hand
out 1% penalties this year for MU2 slackers
While the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have made tweaks to the meaningful use (MU) program to help physicians attest to stage 2, many physicians are still struggling with the burden.