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Data Sharing Rules Will Ease Paperwork for Doctors, HHS Says

Feb. 21, 2020, 5:46 PM

Doctors shouldn’t spend hours after their last patient of the day filling out paperwork when health IT can make the process smoother, the HHS said in a Friday report.

The biggest roadblocks are conflicting and unclear federal requirements, according to the report, which sheds light on upcoming data sharing rules. The upcoming rules from the HHS’ Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services need to make it easier for doctors to process patient data electronically, the report said. Doctors and insurers have concerns about how complex and expensive the upcoming...

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