Knowledge Center Category: Interoperability

The Comprehensive Guide To Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

What Is The Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Why Is It Important? A Health Information Exchange allows healthcare providers to access and share patient medical record data securely and electronically. They are critically important because so many medical records are on paper in filing cabinets. Sharing this information typically happens via mail, fax or phone …

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What Is The Promoting Interoperability Program?

What Is Promoting Interoperability? Promoting Interoperability, formerly known as the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program/Meaningful Use (MU), was established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011. The program was designed to encourage eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to not only adopt, implement and …

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CMS Finalizes Promoting Interoperability

Promoting Interoperability On August 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 2,693-page FY 2019 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Final Rule, detailing changes to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program, formerly known as the EHR Incentive Program or Meaningful Use. Under the final rule, several key changes were made to the PI Program: Use of 2015 …

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New Rule Swaps Meaningful Use For “Promoting Interoperability”

2 Big Proposed Meaningful Use Changes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on April 24, 2018, focused on increasing interoperability and empowering patients and their providers. Under the proposed rule, CMS plans to increase price transparency for consumers and physicians alike, as well as increase interoperability and reduce burdens, specifically but …

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