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Inside CMS - 11/28/2019

Lawmakers Push HHS To Prioritize Patient Privacy In Interoperability Rules

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
November 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM
Lawmakers are calling on CMS and the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize patient privacy in the agencies’ proposed interoperability rules, highlighting growing tensions between HHS and Capitol Hill as the administration pushes to improve interoperability and lawmakers worry about privacy. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Friday (Nov. 15) with concerns that the CMS proposed interoperability rule doesn’t do enough to protect a patient’s right to privacy. CMS and...


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