CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

This final rule, in turn, flows from CMSs MyHealthEData initiative, which focused on giving patients easy and direct access to their medical data. The agency has attempted to not only make patient health data more accessible, but has also worked to educate patients on the value of engaging with that data.All well and good. However, while this stepwise approach to expanding health data interoperability seems relatively sound, particularly given that patients were given a seat at the data buffet table, one shouldnt forget that there are still some serious interoperability issues remaining unresolved.

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