In response to a Health and Human Services final rule issued late last month, HIMSS has voiced its opposition to the full-year meaningful use reporting requirement for 2015 using 2014 certified EHR technology.

The organization wrote a Sept. 10 letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell expressing its “deep concern” over the lack of flexibility that the rule provides for 2015, and called on HHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revisit the requirement and allow providers, not in their first year, to achieve MU with 2014 CEHRT for any one three-month quarter in 2015 rather than a full year.

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