The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced that it is streamlining electronic health record reporting requirements for eligible professionals and hospitals in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

“These changes include a proposal for clinicians, hospitals and critical access hospitals to use a 90-day EHR reporting period in 2016—down from a full calendar year for returning participants,” states the CMS announcement. “This increases flexibility and lowers the reporting burden for hospital providers.”

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