CMS Draft Rules Ease Meaningful Use Requirements

Meeting meaningful use criteria may get a little easier for physicians if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopts draft rules that propose to standardize the 2015 reporting period for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program to 90 consecutive days.  

The rules would also require only one patient in a physician's practice to use technology to download, view, and transmit his or her medical records. Currently, meaningful use requires 5 percent of patients in a practice to participate in the electronic exchange of their records.

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