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CMS pledges future reporting via EHRs

from Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is pledging that, in a few years, hospitals will no longer have to abstract from patient charts quality measures required under the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program. "We believe that at a future date, such as 2015, CMS and hospitals will be able to switch to complete EHR-based reporting of all chart-abstracted measures to CMS for the Hospital IQR Program, and we intend to work diligently toward this goal," the agency contends in a proposed rule published May 5 in the Federal Register. more

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