Joe Gagnon on Electronic Health Reporter: Interoperability and Prior Authorization Are on FHIR

Joe Gagnon, CEO of 1upHealth, discusses the impact of the CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization final rule on healthcare in an article on Electronic Health Reporter. The rule mandates FHIR APIs, expanding health information access, and streamlining prior authorization to support value-based care and cost reduction.

When asked what three ways the new CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization rule will impact healthcare organizations, Joe shares the following: 

  • Value-Based Care Support: FHIR APIs improve care quality and reduce costs by giving healthcare teams easy access to patient data.

  • Payer Efficiency Boost: FHIR APIs streamline data sharing for insurance companies, saving time and reducing administrative costs.

  • Improved Care Coordination for Providers: FHIR APIs speed up treatment approvals and decision-making among healthcare providers, leading to better patient outcomes.

For more insights, read the full article on Electronic Health Reporter.

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