From the desk of Shreya Patel, our Chief Policy & Privacy Officer
From the Desk of Shreya Patel-CMS Prior Authorization Proposed Rule
This month, CMS released their long-awaited proposed rule on Prior Authorization, Provider Access API, and Payer to Payer Exchange. Initially released in December 2020, CMS proposed an expansion of the Patient Access Final Rule. As a reminder, the CMS Patient...
From the Desk of Shreya Patel-HHS & SAMHSA Proposed Rule Update from MiHIN
On November 28, 2022 the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a proposed rule for 42 CFR Part 2 information (Part 2 Information).
Part 2 information is information that comes from a facility regulated by 42 CFR Part 2 and is federally defined as an entity that 1. Receives federal funding and 2. Holds itself out as an entity primarily concerned with the treatment of substance use disorders.
From the Desk of Shreya Patel – Information Blocking Rule Update from MiHIN
On September 30, 2022, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) released recent guidance surrounding the Information Blocking Rule through a Blog Post on their website. In the blog post, the ONC stated they would be launching...
From the Desk of Shreya Patel – TEFCA Update from MiHIN
The Sequoia Project, the entity charged with operationalizing the framework for national interoperability titled the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), has released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on how Individual Access Service Providers...
From the Desk of Shreya Patel – Privacy & Policy Updates from MiHIN
In the public policy space, two federal changes will affect the way health information is shared across different stakeholders. In a landmark bill titled, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, an emphasis is placed on a concept called "privacy by design." This...
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