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ONC and CMS AIRA Comments Collection Deadline
Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
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AIRA Comment Collection for ONC and CMS NPRMs

ONC’s rule, RIN 0955-AA01, is titled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The Federal Register version is now available online, and the pre-published PDF can be found here. The rule focuses on implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act around certification requirements for EHR products, along with what does and does not constitute information blocking. 

CMS’s rule, CMS-9115-P, is titled Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Interoperability and Patient Access for Medicare Advantage Organization and Medicare Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans in the Federally-facilitated Exchanges and Health Care Providers. The Federal Register version is now available online, and the pre-published PDF can be found here. This proposed rule focuses on improving access to and quality of information for patients, while minimizing reporting burdens.

AIRA has put together a schedule to gather comments:

  • February 13: Comments (unpublished) shared with the AIRA Community
  • March 4: Publication in the Federal Register
  • March 29: Comments requested from AIRA Community (please send to Brittany Gyer with AIRA)
  • April 8, 3pm ET: Town Hall to review comments and discuss rule (register here)
  • April 10: Draft comments shared with AIRA Community
  • April 17: Edits on draft comments returned to AIRA
  • April 22: Final comments shared with AIRA Community to leverage in submitting their own jurisdictional comments
  • May 3: All comments due to CMS and ONC

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