Regulatory Issues

What We Heard: Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030

By Steven Posnack – What should 2030 look like because of interoperability? That’s what we asked our stakeholders back in May 2021. And boy, did you all deliver! We received an overwhelming number of submissions, north of 700 one-liners, from Twitter and HealthIT.gov. We even got video submissions from leaders in the field – thank you again!

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CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services is rescinding the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary” (MCIT/R&N) final rule because of concerns that the provisions in the final rule may not have been sufficient to protect Medicare patients.



Monday Morning Rounds with CMS

In case you missed it, this is recent communication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Subscribe to their email lists to keep up to date on all press and news releases.


CommonWellTV 2021: Join the #InteropDoneRight Crew!

On March 4, 2013, CommonWell Health Alliance launched with five founding members and a shared vision to break down barriers to health data exchange. Fast forward more than eight years later: CommonWell has more than 80 members and a nationwide network that has retrieved more than 1.5 billion records across 24,000 provider sites.




Enhancing Person-Centered Care Through Inclusive Standards Development

By Steven Posnack – In a field like health care where precision can mean saving a life, one irony I often reflect on is how unclear we’ve been about “sex” and “gender.” Among many anecdotes, this includes at times putting the prefix “administrative” in front of each to inexplicably constrain the meaning in ways that are rarely universally understood.