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CMS backtracks on mandating EHR-PDMP integration in 2020
Modern Healthcare

The CMS on Tuesday revised its IT efforts that target the opioid epidemic as part of its annual proposed update for the hospital inpatient prospective payment system.

The IPPS proposal would update inpatient hospital reimbursements for federal fiscal 2020, which starts in October.

Last year’s proposal included broad changes for hospital IT, overhauling the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, better known as “meaningful use,” to make the programs less burdensome and more patient-centered, according to the agency. Notably, the CMS renamed the programs “Promoting Interoperability” as part of the 2018 announcement.