CMS Issues Final Rule to Advance Interoperability

On March 9, 2020, both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued for display on the ONC web site final rules that advance the goals of interoperability of electronic health care records (EHR). On April 22, 2020 these rules went on…

CMS Call on Data Interoperability across the Continuum

Below is information about a call CMS has scheduled on March 19 on the subject of Data Interoperability across the Continuum:  CMS Data Element Library Call.  While this call does not deal directly with the recently proposed rule, Interoperability and Patient Access, it is related and members may be interested in listening.  See previous NAHC…

Rules on Interoperability and Electronic and Electronic Health Records Must Emphasize Certainty, Innovation

The Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, urging the CMS to implement health care interoperability goals in ways that encourage innovation, as well as the consistent and reliable sharing and retrieval of information…

Understanding Health IT Certification, Interoperability, and Health Information Exchange

In case you happened to miss the announcement included in the Proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment and Quality Reporting Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the Possible Establishment of CMS Patient Health and Safety Requirements for Hospitals and Other Providers for Electronic Transfer of Health Information.…