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CMS warned about e-reporting of quality data
Modern Healthcare

An association of hospital chief information officers is warning the CMS that reporting of complete and accurate clinical quality measures through electronic health records systems is “nearly impossible” for many healthcare organizations given the state of record-keeping workflows and technology.

The comments from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives came in response to a CMS “request for information” from hospital and health IT system vendor leaders that asked them to assess the readiness of their organizations for electronic submissions of clinical quality measures for the CMS’ Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program created under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003.