Healthcare organizations face a new challenge in their compliance efforts this summer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin enforcement of a new rule to drive interoperability and patient access to health information in July.

The goal is to offer a more complete overview of a patient’s care — with the focus on CMS-regulated payers, such as Medicare Advantage, Medicare fee for service and managed care plans, along with Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage — opening the connection to all claims and encounter-level data, coupled with clinical data.

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