CMS won’t take enforcement action for payer-to-payer data exchange in May interoperability rule

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Providers has declared that it will not take enforcement action in opposition to sure payers for the payer-to-payer facts exchange provision of the May possibly 2020 Interoperability and Affected individual Access final rule right until foreseeable future rulemaking is finalized.

The agency’s choice to exercise enforcement discretion for the payer-to-payer plan doesn’t have an impact on any other existing regulatory prerequisites and implementation timelines outlined in the final rule.

On July one, two of the procedures from the May possibly 2020 Interoperability and Affected individual Access final rule went into influence. On April thirty, the prerequisites for hospitals with sure EHR capabilities to send out admission, discharge and transfer notifications to other vendors went into influence, while on July one, CMS began to implement prerequisites for sure payers to guidance Affected individual Access and Company Directory APIs.

The rules include

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