With bipartisan support, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) has re-introduced in the House the Flex-IT Act, which would give providers a three-month electronic health records meaningful use reporting period in 2015 if quickly enacted.

The bill, whose sponsors include Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Ron Kind (D-Wisc.), Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) and David Scott (D-Ga.), is in response to a September 2014 Department of Health and Human Services final rule requiring providers to perform a full-year EHR reporting period in 2015.

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