Giving Consumers the Tools They Need to Make Decisions


Consumers deserve safe, secure access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their health. ACHP advocates for policies that empower consumers with easy access to their health information. This includes promoting the use of high quality, personalized digital pricing tools to simplify the health care shopping experience and ensuring access to health data is timely and secure.
 

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  • 02/11/2020

    ISSUE BRIEF — Price Transparency Certification

    Navigating the U.S. health care system is unnecessarily complex and prohibitively expensive. AndRead more
  • 04/09/2020

    LETTER — Request to CMS for Delay of Interoperability Rule Implementation

    ACHP and our member plans plans are dedicated to interoperable health data exchange. However, COVID-19 has forced plans to temporarily suspended efforts to implement interoperability. While this crisis underscores the importance and need for these final rules, implementing this enormous undertaking under the current timeline would result in industry-wide strain at a time of already limited resources. As such, ACHP respectfully requests that CMS delay the deadlines of the final rules.

Problem | Solution

PROBLEM: The Administration’s final Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules are the most extensive health data sharing policies released by the federal government. The rules require both public and private entities to share information between patients and other parties privately and securely.

SOLUTION: Following industry feedback—including from ACHP—and in light of COVID-19, CMS has announced it will provide plans more time to meet the new requirements.

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