In CY 2020, the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Final Rule, CMS mandates the use of Certified EHR technology (CEHRT) to improve interoperability and patient access to health information.

This directly requires LTCH EHR vendors to build features in-line with ONC 2015 certification requirements, which would then impact provider reimbursements – positively or negatively.

Program Requirements for 2020 - CMS

In CY 2020, the EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period for new and returning participants in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program attesting to CMS.

Quest for the Holy Grail of Interoperability

Organizations across the US healthcare value chain exchange tremendous amount of data through evolving channels of data exchange with more and more partners. The CMS has for a while been focusing on improving Interoperability to streamline the exchange of HC information.

Therefore, from 2020, eligible hospitals, CAHs, and dual-eligible hospitals attesting to CMS will expect the following from their EHR vendors, and more…



Health information exchange
Portals, API support
Patient-Provider Comm.
DIRECT messaging, Education
Public Health Reporting
Immunization, Case etc.

Nalashaa’s role in getting you Certified

The LTCH Prospective Payment Final Rule

Our experience with US healthcare ecosystem enables us to navigate mandated standards, chart-out workflows and use the right development tools to assist EHR vendors sail through a smooth MU3 certification.

Read our white paper to get deeper insights into the MU3 certification process.

MU3 Whitepaper

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