On February 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would increase choice and competition while fostering innovation that promotes patient access to and control over their health information.
Call for Comments
CMS will accept comments on the major provisions in this proposed rule (CMS-9115-P) until early April 2019 (exact date will be updated upon posting of the rule at the Federal Register). The rule will be available for download from the Federal Register at www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.