Comment Period for Interoperability Rules Extended to June 3

The Department of Health and Human Services extended the comment period for two proposed interoperability rules to June 3, a 30-day extension from the original May 3 deadline. Many industry and stakeholder groups had requested the extension due to the complexity of the proposed rules.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released their long-awaited interoperability and data-blocking proposals in February. The proposed rules included policies to support the seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information.

The extension of the public comment period coincides with a release of the second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.


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