CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule and Coronavirus Response Views from the Top
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The CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule looks to put patients at the center of care by breaking down barriers that have previously prevented access to their health information when they need it most. As part of the MyHealthEData initiative, this final rule focuses on driving interoperability and patient access to health information by liberating patient data using CMS authority to regulate Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicaid, CHIP, and Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (FFEs).
CMS is helping to lead the United States federal government response to the Coronavirus pandemic by relaxing a number of its regulatory requirements. CMS has significantly expanded allowances on the use of telehealth services that otherwise would have been prevented in the absence of the pandemic.