Two Major Regulations Impact Health IT Marketplace

Today, two final rules were released that will have a major impact on all sectors of the healthcare system, and an especially large impact on the health IT sector. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Medicare Program; Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models final rule and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability final rule.