Fierce Health Payer May 10, 2021
Although open enrollment for 2021 is now complete, important changes for healthcare consumers are just beginning.
This year, health plans are preparing to implement two mandates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—interoperability and price transparency—that will have dramatic and positive impacts on the healthcare system. These new rules also offer plans a unique opportunity to ensure high-value care that includes a focus on quality and cost for improved member experiences.
The interoperability mandate will give people greater access to their health records by removing barriers that have prevented easy data sharing between providers. This will ease a heavy and even painful burden that people and their caregivers have, until now, had to shoulder—in carrying along stacks of...