EHR Intelligence February 12, 2019
Kate Monica

AHA criticized a requirement in a new CMS proposed rule intended to reduce information blocking and promote health data exchange.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently expressed disapproval for a policy within the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule that requires hospitals to send admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications as a condition of participation for Medicare and Medicaid.

The proposed rule is intended to deter information blocking and promote health data exchange across hospitals and providers.

CMS published its proposed rule alongside a proposed rule from ONC that holds health IT developers accountable for information blocking as a condition of health IT certification.

While most stakeholders expressed support for the proposed rules, AHA argued CMS should improve infrastructure to support...