Interoperability

Mar 10, 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 9 issued final rules to implement the 21st Century Cures Act prohibition on information blocking and require patient access to health information in Medicare,…
Mar 9, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized rules to promote electronic health information exchange.
Mar 9, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack provides a statement on the ONC final rule.
Feb 28, 2020
Medicare eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals must attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for the 2019 Promoting Interoperability Program reporting period by Monday, March 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Feb 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services finalized its strategy to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens for health care providers using electronic health records and other health information technology.
Aug 12, 2019
The AHA today proposed additional actions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could take immediately “to reduce the regulatory burden on hospitals, health systems and the patients that we serve.”
Jul 31, 2019
Medicare fee-for-service providers can sign up to participate in a pilot program allow clinicians to access a patient’s Medicare claims data for treatment purposes without logging into a separate application.
Jun 3, 2019
Commenting today on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed rule on interoperability, information blocking and the Health IT Certification Program, AHA urged the agency to consider ways to help patients get easy access to their data without sacrificing…
May 14, 2019
Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that did not qualify as meaningful users of certified electronic health record technology for the 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program may apply for a hardship exception to avoid the associated payment penalty.
May 7, 2019
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee today held part two of a hearing examining how to improve interoperability in health care, define information blocking, and improve patient access to care as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.