Chilmark Research February 7, 2020
Brian Murphy

The healthcare exchange status quo got a boost last week in a legal victory for Ciox Health. The release of information vendor challenged HHS guidance that limited the fees it could charge when patients asked it to transmit their data to third parties. The decision frees companies from constraints on what they can charge when a patient asks that their data be transmitted to a third party.

As we await ONC’s and HHS’s much anticipated new interoperability rules, the Ciox case is a reminder that there will be a lot of attention on fees – who pays and how much. It suggests too that established healthcare data businesses can and will confront any serious challenge to their revenue models. Those confrontations are...