Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Health Information
On Monday, February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released proposed rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. The rules would increase choice and competition while fostering innovation that promotes patient access to and control over their health information.
To view the CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Interoperability-Center.html
CMS’ proposed changes to the healthcare system support the goals of the MyHealthEData initiative and would increase the seamless flow of health information, reduce the burden on patients and providers, and foster innovation by unleashing data for researchers and innovators.
For a fact sheet on the CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://edit.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-advances-interoperability-patient-access-health-data-through-new-proposals
For a fact sheet on the ONC proposed rule, please visit: https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/notice-proposed-rulemaking-improve-interoperability-health
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For further information on the aligned ONC proposed rule “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Proposed Rule” please visit: https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/notice-proposed-rulemaking-improve-interoperability-health