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HHS’ IT committee suggests nixing price transparency from interoperability rule
Modern Healthcare

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee on Wednesday voted to remove price-transparency requirements from the proposed interoperability rule.

In its second meeting this month hashing out recommendations on how the federal government should address concerns related to information blocking and patient privacy, HITAC cautioned that tying price transparency to the information-blocking proposals would have an “unintended consequence of slowing down the finalization of the current ONC rule.” Instead, it recommended ONC create a separate price-transparency task force within HITAC to produce recommendations for future rulemaking.