Source: AAFP Washington, DC, Office
On July 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a modification to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, also known as Meaningful Use. CMS proposed to shorten the reporting period in 2016 for returning participants—from the full calendar year to any continuous 90-day period.
Although the 90-day period is only proposed at this point, it is highly likely that CMS will incorporate the change in the final version. Successfully attesting to Meaningful Use in 2016 will allow family physicians to avoid a 3% negative Medicare payment adjustment in 2018.