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MGMA Washington Connection 05/12/2022

05/12/2022 8:36 AM | Rebekah Francis (Administrator)

MGMA to Congress: Repeal Patient ID prohibition

MGMA joined with more than 120 healthcare organizationsto urge Congress to repeal Section 510 in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill, which would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from spending federal dollars to accept a national unique patient health identifier standard. Patient misidentification is one of the top threats to patient safety and MGMA is requesting that Congress find solutions and identify a national strategy that protects patient privacy in a cost-effective way.

Open Payments pre-publication review ends May 15

The deadline for covered recipients under the Open Payments program to review 2021 data is quickly approaching. Providers covered under the Open Payments program have the opportunity to review and dispute any attributed data until May 15, 2022, prior to its publication in June 2022. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have published additional resources to assist providers in reviewing Open Payments data.

The goal of the Open Payments program is to increase transparency and accountability. For additional information about Open Payments, and to understand providers that qualify as covered recipients, please visit the CMS Open Payments website.


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