The end of EHR Incentive Programs as an outcome of MACRA implementation is approaching, but that has not curtailed attempts to decrease meaningful use requirements.
On the day of Tuesday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) voiced its support of draft legislation targeting to eliminate change various aspects of meaningful use in the year 2016 and beyond.
Particularly, AHA supports the removal of the pass/fail scoring system utilized for determining a victorious meaningful use attestation and the reduction in the 2016 reporting time from 365 days to ninety days.
Senator John Thune (R-SD) is the author of the draft legislation and the addressee of the agency’s remarks, which 1st and foremost compelled on the removal the all-or-nothing approach of meaningful use.
“Your draft would give much-needed relief to hospitals as they work to make sure the patients get high-quality care. The draft would permit participants in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to be deemed meaningful users if they meet 75% of the objectives and measures as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” wrote AHA Executive Vice President Thomas Nickels.
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