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There’s a push to slow down required EHR-PDMP integration
Modern Healthcare

Health IT groups were generally supportive of revised information technology provisions proposed in the CMS’ annual update to the inpatient prospective payment system, but urged the agency to slow potential requirements related to integrating outside programs with electronic health record systems. The public comment period for the CMS’ IPPS proposal, which the agency released in April, closed Monday.

Now the CMS is tasked with sifting through more than 2,000 comments from providers, vendors and trade groups offering feedback on the agency’s plan to update inpatient hospital reimbursements for federal fiscal 2020.