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Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules that will have a profound effect on how healthcare providers share patient data. The Office for the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are each reviewing industry comments on their proposed rules. HHS clearly intends to… Read More »

CMS tweaks hospital wage index change in final rule

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized some proposed changes to the hospital wage index but is heeding some concerns from national groups like the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals that facilities in urban areas would be unfairly dinged in the original plan. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released late Friday will… Read More »

EHRA says ONC’s proposed interoperability rule needs major revisions

While the EHR Association supports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s efforts to improve interoperability, the group contends that an ONC proposed rule exceeds the mandate of the 21st Century Cures Act and goes far beyond the intent of Congress. “We worked throughout the drafting of the 21st Century Cures Act with… Read More »

New Trump administration rule would weaken protections for transgender people in health care – The Washington Post

Openly gay politicians and their supporters called on the Republican-controlled Senate to pass the Equality Act. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) May 24 at 9:33 AM The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday proposed a rule that civil rights groups warn may be used to deny care to transgender patients. Under the Obama administration, HHS… Read More »