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CMS Releases New FAQ on Meeting Public Health Objective for 2015 EHR Reporting Period

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On October 6, CMS released the final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To support provider participation in 2015, CMS has also released FAQ #12985 in response to inquiries about the public health reporting objective in 2015.

In the FAQ, CMS clarifies that alternate exclusions to the measures in the public health reporting objective are available for providers in 2015 based on the changes to the public health reporting objective. Providers for whom the alternate exclusion is applicable will be presented that option in the attestation system.

Read more: Visit the FAQ page on the CMS website to review the full list of FAQs.

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