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CMS proposes interoperability rules to increase EHR access
Modern Healthcare

ETCMS on Monday released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.In two long-anticipated rules, the CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology proposed requiring healthcare providers and insurers to implement open data-sharing technology to ensure data can move from one plan to another, potentially by way of patient apps. The CMS and ONC also released two requests for information on how the CMS can promote interoperability and reduce any burden on providers regarding health IT.