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ONC Requests Information on Assessing Interoperability for MACRA

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will soon publish a Request for Information (RFI) on assessing interoperability for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Certain provisions in MACRA directed ONC to establish metrics to determine whether interoperable EHR technology is successfully enabling widespread health information exchange by the end of calendar year (CY) 2018.

The RFI (to be published in the April 8 Federal Register) includes background discussions and specific questions for stakeholders on three subtopics of interest to ONC:

  1. Measurement population (e.g., “meaningful EHR users” and providers they exchange with) and key measurable components of interoperability.
  2. Current data sources and potential metrics that address these issues.
  3. Other data sources and metrics ONC should consider with respect to these issues or interoperability measurement more broadly.

The comment period for ONC’s RFI will close on June 3. American College of Radiology (ACR) members interested in providing input for use in ACR’s future comments to ONC should please contact Michael Peters, ACR Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, and (202)223-1670 ext. 4546 or mpeters@acr.org.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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