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Mark Your Calendars for CMS Listening Session on Interoperability and Preventing Data Blocking Proposed Rule on March 5

On Tuesday, March 5, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET, CMS will host a call to review the recently released Interoperability and Patient Access proposed rule. As we alerted you, the CMS proposed rule focuses on requiring MA plans, Medicaid plans, and plans available on the federal exchanges to provide their beneficiaries with electronic access to their health data and make their provider networks available electronically. In addition, CMS proposes to make publicly available through the Physician Compare website the names of any physician or healthcare provider whom it determines engages in data blocking based on attestation as part of the Promoting Interoperability category of MIPS.

Topics to be discussed during the listening session include:

  • Patient access through application programming interfaces,
  • Health information exchange and care coordination across payers,
  • Public reporting and prevention of information blocking,
  • Provider digital contact information,
  • Revisions to the conditions of participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals, and
  • Request for Information.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Register for the call here

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