Published in the Federal Register today, May 1, 2020, the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule provides new requirements for healthcare payers and providers to advance interoperability, put patients at the center of their healthcare and ensure they have access to their health information. This rule works in tandem with the ONC Interoperability, Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program final rule, also published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020.
In this Pivot Point Perspective, we highlight:
- Key provisions of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule
- Revisions made to the Medicare and Medicaid programs Conditions of Participation (COPs)
- Action steps to prepare for the admission, discharge and /or transfer (ADT) notification requirements