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CHIME, others to CMS: Adopt 90-day MU reporting period for 2016

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A collation of 34 provider organizations, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period for 2016 from 365 to 90 days.

In a letter dated March 15 to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, the coalition expresses its appreciation for the shortened reporting period from 365 days to 90 days for 2015 and requests that the same policy offered then be provided in 2016. The coalition also recommends that CMS allow participants to report on any 90-day period in 2016, as was allowed in 2015.

“Doing so will continue the significant progress providers are making to harness the use of technology to succeed in new payment and care delivery models,” the signatories wrote. “Further, announcing this as soon as possible will reduce the number of providers who will feel compelled to rely on filing for a hardship.”

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