HHS wants to boost interoperability for Medicaid and CHIP

Modern Healthcare: HHS wants to make it easier for beneficiaries covered by Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program or individual market plans to access and share their health information and speed up prior authorization for such plans, according to a proposed rule on Monday.

The proposal would require covered payers to follow specific implementation guidelines for application programming interfaces that increase access to patient health information and provider directories. It would also mandate that impacted payers force third-party app developers to agree to specific privacy requirements to access patient data and notify CMS about patient data requests every quarter.

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