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Where Are We Really With Interoperability?

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Jon Wasson
VP, Product
January 3, 2023

This article was originally posted on Managed Healthcare Executive’s website on January 3, 2023 here.

New interoperability rules could require significant changes for healthcare organizations, but everyone will benefit from these improvements.

The writing is on the wall: Interoperability is coming, whether or not your organization is ready for it. In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (or CMS) published the Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule to progress interoperability and health information access for all stakeholders.

Although the rule was supposed to go into effect January 1, 2021, enforcement of the Patient Access and Provider Directory provisions was delayed six months, while the payer-to-payer provision was left unenforced until a new amendment was released. So, where does this leave us? How close are we, as an industry, to achieving interoperability?

To read more, visit our article on Managed Healthcare Executive here.