Eligible professionals and hospitals participating in Stage 2 of electronic health records meaningful use should have a 90-day reporting period for their first payment year in the second stage, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

CHIME’s call to start Stage 2 with a 90-day reporting period rather than a full year, in a comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, mirrors a recommendation that the American Hospital Association made in its comments on the Stage 2 rules from CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT.

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