CMS released a Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on “Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes and Promoting Patients’ Electronic Access to Health Information”.
- The proposed rule is very relevant for the work of the Gravity Project
"We request information on barriers to adopting standards, and opportunities to accelerate adoption of standards, related to social risk data. We recognize that social risk factors (e.g., housing instability, food insecurity) influence patient health and health care utilization. And, we understand that providers in value-based arrangements rely on comprehensive, high-quality social risk data. Given the importance of these data, we look to understand how to better standardize and liberate these data."
The Gravity Project has submitted a response to the CMS RFI on Accelerating Adoption of Standards Related to Social Risk Data. To read the letter click here.