S.2059 - EHR Regulatory Relief Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 11/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2059 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/02/2017)
EHR Regulatory Relief Act
This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a 90-day performance period with respect to determining whether an eligible professional or hospital is a meaningful electronic health record (EHR) user.
Additionally, the bill: (1) requires the CMS to consider specified findings and recommendations of the Government Accountability Office with respect to assessing whether an eligible professional is a meaningful EHR user, (2) allows the CMS to determine that an eligible hospital is a meaningful EHR user if the hospital meets a specified percentage of the applicable measures established by the CMS, and (3) extends the applicability of the hardship exception with respect to meaningful EHR use.