Quality Reporting Alignment on the Way

"Certified electronic health records will make it easier for providers to report clinical quality measures not only for meaningful use but also for other federal programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to align some of those measures.

CMS wants to hear from hospitals and health IT vendors about their readiness to electronically report certain patient data under the agency’s quality reporting program using a standard document format, according to a Dec. 28 CMS request for information in the Federal Register. Comments are due on Jan. 22, 2013."