Reporting Period Update for Electronic Health Record PY 2016

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The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule proposed on July 6, 2016, aims to shorten the reporting period for program year (PY) 2016 from a full year to 90 days for eligible professionals (EP), eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access hospitals (CAH) returning to the program. This welcome change would be in line with the 90-day reporting periods for both PYs 2014 and 2015.

A key takeaway: If your facility or practice hasn’t been reviewing its Meaningful Use Data on a year-to-date and 90-day basis, now would be a good time to start.

As a reminder, PY 2016 is the last year for EPs, EHs and CAHs to begin participating in the Medicaid Meaningful Use incentive program.

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