The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is quickly moving to alternative payment models, but for those to succeed, it also must streamline meaningful use and quality reporting programs, contends the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

In a November 17 letter to CMS, CHIME recommends getting rid of the current pass/fail approach for Meaningful Use, instead moving to a 75 percent score to qualify for incentive payments. Also, CHIME says CMS needs to eliminate duplicative and burdensome reporting requirements as the agency looks to implement the MU portion of the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  

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