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CMS launches new initiatives to expand patient access to health data, plans ‘complete overhaul’ of Meaningful Use

LAS VEGAS—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several new initiatives on Tuesday designed to give patients unfiltered access to their health records and punish organizations that engage in data blocking. 

The agency also plans to roll out a “complete overhaul” of the Meaningful Use program for hospitals and the Advancing Care Information category of the Quality Payment Program, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told HIMSS18 attendees. Changes to the program will be included in proposed payment rules for physicians and hospitals released later this year.

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Evan Sweeney