CMS’ latest rule on interoperability and patient access needs some tweaking, but the proposals signify a big step forward in promoting interoperability.
NYeC Executive Director Valerie Grey weighs in on the most current Interoperability and Patient Access Rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),
This is a tremendous opportunity to use the health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure that’s been built over the last decade to improve the experience for providers while also empowering patients.
As CMS makes some changes to the rule to address public input, it should not retreat. The proposed rule changes will likely need more time to fully implement and are quite expansive, but the potential opportunities around hospital notifications, network requirements, and patient access to healthcare claims could dramatically improve our overall healthcare system.