Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Comments on HIT Proposed Rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a proposed rule,Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1), which aims to update electronic health record certification requirements and adopt standards to better support data sharing and interoperability. The AANS and the CNS joined the Alliance of Specialty Medicine (Alliance) in submitting comments supporting ONC’s goal of advancing interoperability, enhancing health IT functionality, improving transparency and reducing burden and costs. However, the Alliance expressed concerns that the rule does not address certification criteria needed to support electronic prior authorization requirements recently proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Click here to read the Alliance’s comment letter.