The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday announced its intent to issue a new rule this spring to shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period in 2015 to 90 days for providers under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.

The new rule is intended to be “responsive to provider concerns about software implementation, information exchange readiness, and other related concerns in 2015” and are designed to help “reduce the reporting burden on providers, while supporting the long term goals of the program,” according to a Jan. 29 blog from CMS Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, M.D.

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