Upcoming CMS revisions to the Medicaid and Medicare Electronic Health Record Initiative Programs will make the reporting process less cumbersome for providers, according to a high ranking CMS administrator for innovation and quality

Specifics include:

  • Allowing hospitals more time to implement 2014 Edition software by realigning reporting periods to the calendar year;
  • Simplify other aspects of the program to reduce provider burden; and
  • Shorten the reporting period to 90 days in 2015.