The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a request for information to assess policy options that could improve the certification and testing of health IT—specifically electronic health records—used for reporting quality measures.

The purpose of the RFI, which has a 30-day public comment period, is to get industry feedback addressing the following: how often to require recertification, the number of clinical quality measures a certified health IT module should be required to certify to, and testing of certified HIT modules “in order to reduce the burden and further streamline the process for providers and health IT developers while ensuring such products are certified and tested appropriately for effectiveness.”

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