New Regulatory Changes that Affect Health Information Exchanges
Lower the barrier to adoption for providers
A key challenge to the growth of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) has been boosting the provider adoption rate. Traditionally, high costs have proven a barrier to provider adoption of new health information technologies, including HIEs.
Fortunately, to help increase adoption, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) have provided new exceptions and safe harbors for donation of hardware, software and services to lessen the financial impact of adopting electronic health records (EHRs) and other innovative health information technologies that are important components of HIEs.
This paper from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, a part of Deloitte LLP, examines new rulings that encompass these new exceptions and safe harbors. To learn more, read the attached paper below.
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