Congressional letter requests CMS waive EHR requirements for Medicare labs

Eighty-nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting that Medicare laboratories be exempt from EHR requirements. CMS had already postponed the deadline for laboratory pathologists to comply with the requirements by a year. The lawmakers, however, assert that EHR systems are unnecessary for diagnostic labs, and are too financially burdensome. They are asking that the requirement be postponed until at least 2020, if not waived permanently.

See The Hill article at “Lawmakers look to exempt Medicare labs from e-health records”

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