Many hospitals are gearing up to start another reporting period for electronic Clinical Quality Measures. As you may know, with proposed CMS changes released in April, the requirements were reduced for 2017 reporting. The final rule is not out, but historically CMS follows through with proposed rules, so we can plan for these changes.
As of February 11, 2016, CMS has announced an extension to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. For eligible hospitals and providers participating in the program, this extension should bring relief from unrealistic reporting deadlines.
With hospital budgets shrinking and any remaining dollars being allocated in many directions, we often hear from customers that they don’t have funding for one initiative or another — and end up putting increased strain on their own staff to do more.