Learn more about two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) final rules that have significant financial and operational implications for health care providers and payers, particularly related to electronic health data exchange.
21st Century Cures Act
The “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program” final rule reinforces the definition of information blocking and associated penalties, as well as describes reasonable and necessary activities that would not constitute information blocking. Information blocking compliance and penalties go into effect in November 2020.
CMS Interoperability And Patient Access
The CMS final rule requires health plans in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP, and through federal Exchanges to share claims and other health information via APIs with patients and other plans. It also includes requirements of providers. These requirements have a range of effective dates, with the first in May 2021.
Ciox CEO Pete McCabe discusses how Ciox has continuously developed processes and technology to get the right clinical information to the right stakeholders at the right time. Interoperability has always been central to how Ciox empowers greater health and Ciox is well on its way to the next generation of technology to enable interoperability.
Interoperability and Information Blocking: What does compliance beginning in November mean for you?
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized two rules on interoperability that were published in the Federal Register on May 1. The publication date starts the clock for enforcement of the rules, with the first compliance date of November 2, 2020, when information blocking enforcement is in effect.
This broadcast provides an overview of the two rules and implications for providers, including what information blocking compliance entails and how organizations can prepare.
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