September 2, 2022
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule last month that will make hospitals eligible for increased financial incentives if they share data with public health authorities. Starting October 1, hospitals that participate in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program will avoid cuts in Medicare payments if they electronically report information about patients’ illnesses, injuries, and care to state or local public health agencies. They will also earn points toward the calculation of Medicare reimbursement rates if they move toward using EHRs to share data with public health departments. (Article here)