Regulatory Issues

Enhancing Healthcare Interoperability

By Scott Bohon & Ashley Hain – There has been significant progress in interoperability among providers for treatment purposes, and while there is still considerable work to do, we now need to broaden our scope to also focus on payer-provider interoperability.

2025 Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS – CMS-1808-P Fact Sheet

On April 10, 2024, CMS issued the fiscal year 2025 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital prospective payment system proposed rule. The proposed rule would update Medicare fee-for-service payment rates and policies for inpatient hospitals and LTCHs for FY 2025.

What’s Happening at the ONC

Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including upcoming deadlines for public comments on a new USCDI+ Behavioral Health Data Set and the 2024 SVAP, and details on the USCDI+ Cancer Data Exchange Summit in May.

Health Equity for All

By Micky Tripathi & Thomas A. Mason – This National Minority Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is highlighting its commitment to health equity for all. Achieving health equity requires a systemic change in health care.

New Federal Health IT Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, released the draft 2024–2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (the draft Plan) for public comment.