CMS Follows Change Healthcare Stance, Announces New Interoperability Initiatives

Echoing some ideas put forth less than a week earlier by Change Healthcare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma announced several new initiatives for interoperability at the HIMSS ’18 Conference in Las Vegas. During her keynote address, Verma said that for data to flow freely, there would have to be an overhaul of meaningful use. At that, “the full ballroom at HIMSS18 broke into applause,” Healthcare IT News reported. Verma’s comments came just days after Change Healthcare EVP Dr. Kris Joshi suggested the same course of action, in an popular editorial published in Becker’s Health IT &