The implementation date of the health plan-specific components of the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F) are now in effect. However, as was communicated in September 2021 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), enforcement of the payer-to-payer data exchange component of the law has been delayed. With interoperability being emphasized more than ever before, health plans should continue to work towards compliance with all aspects of the law and think beyond a pure compliance standpoint, despite this most recent delay in enforcement.
To help health plans better understand the final rule and find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) that their organization may have, Baker Tilly is hosting a live question and answer (Q&A) session for health plan leaders with our team of interoperability specialists. To help guide the conversation, we are asking participants to submit their questions upon registration so that we can answer those themes that are most common upon leaders.