Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Increase Meaningful Use Incentive Payments for Multi-Campus Hospitals

Lawmakers have introduced bi-partisan legislation that would allot higher incentive payments to multi-campus hospitals that meet meaningful use criteria, according to a news release from Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-Texas).

The Equal Access and Parity for Multi-Campus Hospitals Act was written to improve fairness in incentive payments, given multi-campus hospitals require higher costs for the acquisition, training and implementation of electronic health records. Currently, the meaningful use rule only provides one lump payment for multi-campus hospitals as though they were a single facility.

The legislation was introduced by Rep. Burgess, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.).

Read the news release about the Equal Access and Parity for Multi-Campus Hospitals Act.

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