The AAFP asked the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for a delay in implementing meaningful use stage 3 requirements until at least 2017 and for a delay or elimination of all penalty provisions. AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., sent a letter to ONC National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D., saying that stage 2 requirements have been pushed back until next year and there is concern that "HHS is attempting to raise the bar for what constitutes meaningful use before the majority of physicians and hospitals are able to achieve the meaningful use stage 1 or 2 objectives."

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