Statement from CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO in Support of Congressional Letter to HHS for MU Flexibility in 2015
We are encouraged by the bipartisan letter, signed by 30 members of the House of Representatives, urging Secretary Burwell to take immediate action to shorten the Meaningful Use program reporting period in 2015. Data released today by CMS, indicating that roughly half of the nation’s physicians will receive penalties in 2015, only validate our calls for increased program flexibility. CHIME applauds the leadership Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) and Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT-4) have shown on this important, bipartisan issue and are pleased their colleagues recognize how essential Meaningful Use is in the modernization of the nation’s healthcare delivery system.
Whether by regulatory changes or legislation, CHIME will continue to fight for policies to make Meaningful Use meaningful in 2015.
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