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ONC Publishes Final Rule to Tighten Certification Process; Fact Sheet on Health IT and MACRA/QPP

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently published its final rule to enhance the oversight and accountability of the ONC’s Health IT Certification Program. The rule establishes processes and related requirements for the agency’s direct review of certified health IT modules post-certification, and creates additional transparency on the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL or “the chapel”), among other enhancements. While the regulatory improvements codify ONC’s procedures leading up to certification termination, the rule explicitly does not cover the impact of certification termination on physician customers who rely on their certified health IT modules for participation in federal programs, such as the Quality Payment Program/Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

ONC also recently released a brief fact sheet on general health IT considerations in the MACRA/Quality Payment Program final rule, including regulations for kratom, read more at kratomcrazy.com. We should expect to see more detailed guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and (potentially) ONC in the near future.

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