Interoperability

AHA Comments on the Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes Proposed Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Dec. 6 released a proposed rule to improve the electronic exchange of health care data and streamline processes related to prior authorization. The proposed rule places new requirements on Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations; state…
A coalition of organizations, including the AHA, urge the Department of Health and Human Services to consider postponing for one year the Oct. 6 deadline for health care providers to begin sharing all electronic protected health information in a designated record set, as defined under HIPAA, to…
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today released its first final Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a set of non-binding principles and governance approach for health information exchange required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline for eligible hospitals to submit calendar year 2021 electronic clinical quality measures to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program from Feb. 28 to March 31, 2022.
Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that did not qualify as meaningful users of certified electronic health record technology for the 2020 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program may apply for a hardship exception to avoid the associated payment penalty.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released additional FAQs on its May 2020 final rule on interoperability and patient access.