The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have released rules on patient data and interoperability. Both seek to promote the convenient, secure exchange of data and decrease the practice of “information blocking.” Secretary Azar calls these steps “essential to building a health care system that pays for value rather than procedures.” The proposals have been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register for publication; their final language may vary slightly.

Also in Policy Brief:

  • Where is Value in the Discussion on Site Neutral Payments?
  • State of the Union Review: Part 2
  • CMMI Announces New Payment Model
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