Payers may be prepared to comply with the interoperability rule for the July 1 deadline, but are they ready to adopt healthcare interoperability long-term?
For the past couple of years, CMS has pushed the industry to take bigger steps toward standardizing interoperability.
“CMS continues to build on its roadmap to improve interoperability and health information access for patients, providers, and payers,” a CMS spokesperson told HealthPayerIntelligence.
“When implemented effectively, health information exchange (interoperability) can also reduce the burden of certain administrative processes, such as prior authorization. We have issued regulations that will drive change in how clinical and administrative information is exchanged between payers, providers, and patients, and will support more efficient care coordination.”