Healthcare Finance News, Susan Morse, February 13, 2019

Health plans doing business in Medicare, Medicaid, ACA, are being asked to share claims data, and all information should be transferable, Verma says.

A year ago during HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said she wanted to end the use of fax machines for healthcare transactions.

On Tuesday at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Verma gave more details on how CMS is moving providers, and also payers, to patient-centered initiatives from a new mandate from the Office of the National Coordinator for consumers to have immediate, electronic access to their health record, including through their smartphones.

Verma also called upon insurers to share claims data.

CMS is proposing that

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