CMS to Shorten Reporting Periods for Meaningful Use

In a blog post today, Dr. Patrick Conway described the intent of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in modifying Meaningful Use requirements. The post is worth a read if you are planning on attesting. From the post:

“We are considering proposals to:

  • Realign hospital EHR reporting periods to the calendar year to allow eligible hospitals more time to incorporate 2014 Edition software into their workflows and to better align with other CMS quality programs.
  • Modify other aspects of the program to match long-term goals, reduce complexity, and lessen providers’ reporting burdens.
  • Shorten the EHR reporting period in 2015 to 90 days to accommodate these changes.”

Read the entire blog post here.

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