“The 752-page rule grants flexibility for providers who are doing their best to not only meet the intent of the federal program, but also ensure the adoption of health information technology that improves patient care.

Importantly, the rule adopts a 90-day reporting period for the current stages of the program, down from 365 days. CHIME has long called for a 90-day reporting period and applauds CMS for adopting this new standard. While several members are positioned to take advantage of this shorter period, others will be challenged to meet it since there are fewer than 90 days remaining in the year. We urge CMS to implement a hardship exemption for those unable to meet this timeframe.”

From Healthcare Informatics: http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/breaking-healthcare-it-leaders-react-stage-3-final-rule-release

From Healthcare IT News: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-industry-reacts-new-meaningful-use-interoperability-rules