Urge your member of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 3940

Originally published in the November 25th issue of MGMA’s Washington Connection
Reprinted with permission from MGMA

On Nov. 5, Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-Ga.) introduced H.R. 3940, the “Meaningful Use Hardship Relief Act of 2015.” This bill would ensure that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could grant broad relief to eligible professionals (EPs) from the 2015 EHR Incentive (Meaningful Use) Program due to the delay in publication of the Meaningful Use final modifications rule. While there are currently a number of hardship exceptions available, EPs are required to apply individually and each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. H.R. 3940, for which MGMA has vocalized its support, would provide a practical solution to this problem by amending the Meaningful Use statute to allow for a blanket exception for EPs in 2015. Visit the MGMA Advocacy Center to contact your lawmakers and ask them to support this important legislation.

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