Voices for Smarter, Better Healthcare

Interoperability: Are you prepared for when consumer apps come knocking?

New CMS rules on interoperability for provider and patient data via FHIR-based APIs are forcing health plans to work quickly ...
by Jill Dornan  |  October 20, 2020

Understanding the CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules for Payers

On March 9, 2020, two rules were issued by CMS and ONC to implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). We’ve dug into the rules extensively to put together the key points health plans need to know, so you can begin preparing ...
by Jill Dornan  |  April 21, 2020

How Health Plans Can Prepare for FHIR Provider Directory Interoperability

CMS and ONC recently finalized rules around interoperability that require qualified health plans to publicly expose a provider directory API and to allow members to access their claims and clinical information through a Patient Access API by 2021. These are our tips for getting started.
by Keith Lomurray  |  March 31, 2020

What You Need to Know About Interoperability

Interoperability is about standardizing health care data, making it safely and securely available to patients and their providers and encouraging innovation to flourish in the health care industry. While adoption is slowly occurring in some segments, it is also being supported by the federal government with new rules which require covered ...
by Daryl Galant  |  March 9, 2020

Going Beyond Health Plan Data Interoperability Mandates

Regence, like many health plans, is working to address this 2020 mandate. We look at interoperability as a way to provide more efficient care coordination with our provider partners for our membership. We also see an opportunity to advance some of the strategic initiatives for consumer experience we already have ...
by Kirk Anderson  |  October 15, 2019

HIMSS 2019: What Innovation and Interoperability Mean for the Health Insurance Industry

HIMSS is one of the largest annual health care events and every year we look forward to attending. It’s a good chance to get a pulse on where the health industry is today and which topics and priorities are being emphasized for the coming year. This year’s theme happened to ...
by Harlan Edlin  |  February 22, 2019