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CMS to issue guidance on using Direct for lab data
Modern Healthcare

The CMS plans to issue official guidance in the form of a list of frequently asked questions on the applicability of the federally developed Direct electronic messaging protocol for use in communicating laboratory test results, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS.

The ONC made the announcement along with an e-mailed statement that an ONC-created work group had released its findings on reporting clinical lab results using Direct.