Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period from one year to 90 days.

The request is important, because the current regulations require providers to collect and present data from 365 days in order to show they’ve achieved objectives in the federal incentive program for electronic health records. Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services eased requirements so that providers only had to submit data for a 90-day period.

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