Hospitals participating in the electronic health records meaningful use initiative could satisfy criteria for reporting outpatient clinical quality measures during payment year 2012 by participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program Electronic Reporting Pilot, according to a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The rule, proposing annual changes to the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system, is available now and will be published on July 18. The rule encourages hospitals and critical access hospitals to test an electronic infrastructure that supports the use of EHRs to meet various reporting requirements.
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