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Legislation Introduced to Allow 90-Day EHR Reporting Periods in 2016

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and U.S. Representatives Renee Ellmers, Tom Price, M.D., Bobby Rush, and Ron Kind announced introduction of the Flexibility in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Act (bill numbers TBA) on April 20.

The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would allow eligible professionals and hospitals to have ninety-day EHR reporting periods in CY 2016 of the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use”). Currently, program participants beyond their first year of participation are required to have full year-long reporting periods.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is currently supporting the final draft of this noncontroversial legislation alongside numerous other physician and provider organizations.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare
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