HIMSS EHR group finds reporting 'patient-level data' burdensome for providers

The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association cited provider burden earlier this week as a key reason for its opposition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services' proposed rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for 2012. "Although we're supportive of many of the proposed changes, we have serious concerns about the complexity and overhead of reporting discrete patient-level data for quality measures, rather than summary data, as is the case today," Dr. Mark Segal, EHR Association executive committee member, said in a statement. The association comprises 42 EHR supplier companies. Announcement