The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a final rule for the Medicare home health prospective payment system for calendar year 2015 including language on the use of electronic health records by home health agencies.

In the final rule, which will be published in the Nov. 6 Federal Register and can be downloaded here, CMS says that the Department of Health and Human Services will continue to promote the adoption and implementation of certified EHRs but stops short of explicitly stating that HHS encourages their use in the home health setting.

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