Change Healthcare provides free APIs to help health plans meet CMS interoperability requirements

Change Healthcare is making its application programming interfaces available for free to help health plans meet compliance with the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule.

The CMS rule requires health plans to make patient data available through standardized APIs by Jan. 1, 2021. Under the rule, patients will be able to access their health data through third-party apps of their choosing.

Change Healthcare's interoperability APIs feature identity management and consent management capabilities to help health plans connect patient identity and send data to third-party apps in accordance with CMS and HIPAA regulations.

"This is a time-sensitive, complex and potentially costly issue, with many challenges that payers are seeking to address now," said Kris Joshi, PhD, president of network solutions at Change Healthcare, according to a May 11 news release. "With Connected Consumer Health, Change Healthcare is helping payers achieve CMS compliance quickly while dramatically reducing cybersecurity and consent risks, complexity and cost."

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