CHIME Applauds Recommendation for 90-day Reporting Period
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 7, 2016 – Statement by CHIME Board of Trustees Chair Marc Probst and CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, on Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System proposed rule:
We are pleased that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today recommended a 90-day reporting period in 2016 for hospitals in the Meaningful Use program.
CHIME and its members have been leading advocates for a more realistic reporting period. Shortening the reporting period to 90-days from the current 365 days will allow hospitals and health systems to continue making progress in adopting technology systems that support new payment and care delivery models.
We are reviewing the proposed regulation and will have more detailed comments in the coming days.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,900 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME