Legislators ask CMS, ONC to ban intentional interoperability restrictions

07/24/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Reps. Mike Honda, D-Calif., and Diane Black, R-Tenn., asked the ONC and CMS to extend the expiring EHR anti-kickback safe harbor regulations to ban intentional health IT interoperability limitations. "HHS should establish a new condition under the exception and safe harbor that clarifies that prohibition against data 'lock-in' and require that any written agreement subject to the exception and safe harbor incorporate this new condition," the legislators wrote in a letter sent to the agencies.

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