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There needs to be a longer transition to MACRA, says CHIME

By  | January 11, 2017

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services citing three major roadblocks for healthcare practitioners in comments to Andy Slavitt, head of CMS acting administrator.

CHIME says "persistent lack of interoperability," a need for synchronization across all meaningful use programs, and the need for more attention on cybersecurity pose difficult challenges towards the healthcare industry.

With the increased required use of digital health records, cybersecurity is a large concern, both for patients’ privacy and hospital operations. CHIME wants CMS to provide incentives for healthcare providers to practice strong digital security.

A pick-your-pace policy allows for 2017 to be a transitional year, allowing providers to some leniency in reporting, and CHIME wants 2018 to function as a grace period, as well.

For moreread “CHIME calls for longer transition period, streamlined reporting, cybersecurity incentives for MACRA” by Healthcare Finance News.

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