Thomas C. Barber, MD
A recent report indicated that more than 800 orthopaedic surgeons have successfully implemented a certified electronic medical record (EMR) program and obtained Stage 1 meaningful use incentive payments from the federal government. With more than 22,000 orthopaedic surgeons in the AAOS who could potentially qualify for those payments, that’s disappointing, but not surprising.
If you have begun using an EMR, are you working to obtain Stage 1 incentive payments? If not, you should be!