CHA News Article

CMS Launches Data Element Library
Will hold informational session July 11

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has established its first Data Element Library, a free, centralized resource that allows the public to view specific types of patient assessment data that post-acute care facilities are required to collect and report. The library also includes health information technology standards that support the collection of health information. The resource is intended to support the exchange of electronic health information between health care providers and to advance data standardization and interoperability, a goal of the Improving Medicare Post Acute Care Transformation Act. On July 11 from 10-11 a.m. (PT), CMS will host a webinar to provide further details about the library; registration is available online. Additional information and a fact sheet are available on the CMS website.