Step Back To Move Forward on Interoperability

By Mike Penich, Partner We’re only days away from the July 1 enforcement date for CMS interoperability mandates related to patient access and provider directory APIs. Let’s face it – the process hasn’t exactly been easy. It was more complicated and more challenging than many vendors and payer organizations originally thought. Most payers have been hustling to meet requirements before …

Taking the Long View on Interoperability

By Mike Penich, Partner, Cumberland Payer Division Move quickly, but don’t forget the big picture It is crucial that health plans move quickly to meet the Patient Access and Provider Directory API requirements given the January 1, 2021, deadline for compliance with enforcement beginning six months later. While meeting the minimal requirements is the urgent priority, health plans must adopt …