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SHIEC’S 2021 LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY COMMENTS

CMS 2022 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Hospitals Proposed Rule

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Letter to OMB and CMS on Cost Allocation Updates for Medicaid Technology and Systems

Download SHIEC’s letter to OMB and CMS on cost allocation formulas

OCR Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support ,and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement Proposed Rule 

Download SHIEC’s comment letter to OCR on the HIPAA Privacy Rule modifications Proposed Rule

CMS Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes, and Promoting Patients’ Electronic Access to Health Information Proposed Rule

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SHIEC’S 2020 LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY COMMENTS

CMS 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule

Download SHIEC’s Comment on CMS’ 2021 MPFS and QPP Proposed Rule

ONC’s Forthcoming Report to Congress on Patient Identity and Patient Matching

Download SHIEC’s Comment on ONC’s Patient Identity and Patient Matching Report to Congress

HHS Releases State Interoperability Implementation Guidance Favorable to HIEs

Download SHIEC’S Comment on HHS Releases State Interoperability Implementation Guidance 

Office of the National Coordinator Funding Opportunity

Download SHIEC’s Comment on the Office of the National Coordinator Funding Opportunity

Patient Matching Amendment – Action Needed with U.S. Senators

Download SHIEC’s Patient Matching Amendment Response

Download SHIEC’S Patient Matching Amendment Template

Senate HELP Committee Preparing for the Next Pandemic White Paper

Download SHIEC’s Preparing for the Next Pandemic White Paper response

HHS OASH Request for Information, Long-Term Monitoring of Health System Resilience

Download SHIEC’s OASH RFI response

HHS OIG Civil Money Penalty Proposed Rule

Download SHIEC’s OIG CMP Proposed Rule comment

2020-2024 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

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RESOURCE LINKS

For more information on the ONC proposed rule visit: https://www.healthit.gov/CuresRule

For more information on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement and the Notice of Funding Opportunity, visit: https://www.healthit.gov/TEFCA

To receive more information about CMS’s interoperability efforts, sign-up for listserv notifications, here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMS/subscriber/new?topic_id=USCMS_12443

For a fact sheet on the CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-advances-interoperability-patient-access-health-data-through-new-proposals

To view the CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Interoperability-Center.html

To view OCR’s FAQ, please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/faq/health-information-technology/index.html

HELPING LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR TEFCA

SHIEC worked with ONC to submit and share comments regarding interoperability and the needs and priorities of SHIEC members. Specifically, SHIEC’s leadership presented and participated in the listening sessions ONC hosted during July and December of 2017. Throughout this time, SHIEC provided suggested interoperability language and priorities to ONC based on the governance, contractual provisions, and overall approach of the Patient Centered Data Home. Recently, SHIEC announced the expansion of the Patient Centered Data Home work across the nation. The interplay of the ONC proposed framework and the Patient Centered Data Home approach will be key moving forward.

SHIEC COMMENTS TO ONC REGARDING TEFCA

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) issued the much-anticipated Trusted Exchange Framework on Friday, January 5, 2018.  The 21st Century Cures Act directed ONC to develop a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) per the provisions outlined in Section 4003 of the law.  The SHIEC Board, the Patient Centered Data Home Governing Council, and  the SHIEC Advocacy Committee reviewed the proposal and provided comments regarding proposed framework.