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Aggressive Timeline to Replace the Meaningful Use Program

Acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Andy Slavitt on Tuesday shocked many in healthcare when he laid out an aggressive timeline to replace the meaningful use program, a electronic health records mandate and incentive program that healthcare providers put millions into.

Slavitt made the remarks at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

Below is the full transcript of his speech, in which, in addition to putting meaningful use on death watch, he touted several new CMS initiatives like the new Next Generation accountable care model:

Thanks for the introduction. Glad to be here and speak about the major policy areas that will affect the health care sector in 2016. I am particularly glad to be here with Jim from AMA, because between us we are working on an incredible amount of change across the health care sector.

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