AAFP Asks For Meaningful Use Stage 2 Delay

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | August 14, 2013

The American Academy of Family Physicians has appealed to CMS to delay the meaningful use Stage 2 timeline by one year.

Otherwise, AAFP notes in the Aug. 7 letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the program is likely to "outstrip the capacity of many certified electronic health record technology vendors and ambulatory family medicine practices."

AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, MD, wrote in the letter that although the AAFP supports family physicians' adoption of EHRs and the patient-centered medical home model of care, Academy leaders increasingly are concerned about both the regulatory expectations of meaningful use Stage 2 and the timeframe for physician compliance.