Health IT Analytics: HHS and ONC support CMS Interoperability, EHR Clinical Documentation Changes

CMS has released proposed rules for Medicare that would make good on its promises to promote interoperability, reduce administrative burdens for physicians, and expand patient data access capabilities.”

“The proposals, teased over the past few months at major industry events, are part of an ongoing rollout of changes to Medicare that aim to improve efficiency, bolster population health management, streamline documentation processes, and equip patients with the technology tools they need to become active, sustained participants in their care…”

“Today’s reforms proposed by CMS bring us one step closer to a modern healthcare system that delivers better care for Americans at a lower cost,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Such a system requires empowering American patients by giving them price and quality transparency and control over their own interoperable health records, goals supported by CMS’s proposals…”

“The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) added its support to the proposals, specifically around using E/M documentation changes to make electronic health records more efficient…” Read the full article here.

Source: CMS Unveils Interoperability, EHR Clinical Documentation Changes – By Jennifer Bresnick, July 12, 2018. Health IT Analytics.

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