CMS Calls for 90-day Reporting in 2016 and Easing Meaningful Use Stage 3 EHR Objectives

Following months of pressure from healthcare providers and EHR vendors  to adjust the meaningful use reporting from a full year to a 90-day period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday joined the chorus.

CMS is now calling for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals to use a 90-day EHR reporting period in 2016 – down from a full calendar year for returning participants in the government’s EHR Incentive Program.

“This increases flexibility and lowers the reporting burden for hospital providers,” CMS stated. 

CMS also proposed lowering the bar for achieving Stage 3 objectives and eliminating the Clinical Decision Support and Computerized Provider Order Entry objectives and measures for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals. 

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