CMS intends to engage in rulemaking to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to be responsive to provider concerns, reports its official blog.
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.