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How Health Care Payment Reform and Interoperability Are Intertwined

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) called last week a “historic week.” There were two big health policy announcements: HHS’ initiative to shift to alternative payment models for Medicare reimbursements and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s 10-year nationwide interoperability roadmap.

At ONC’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., this week, officials said those two separate announcements are actually closely intertwined and dependent on one another.