What’s the difference between “Patient Access API” and “Provider Access API”?
The latest Proposed rule from CMS addressing Prior Authorization (December 13, 2022) also expands the Patient Access API and adds a Provider API. Provider Access API and Patient Access API are two types of application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow different types of users to access member health information. Both are based on HL7 Fast […]
HLTH Needs a Few Vowels to Represent Patients
With a sense of Déjà Vu, HLTH 2022 announced their Impact Program “Patients at HLTH” track. I Plan to be there. Let’s meet! Mark Scrimshire – 2022-11-03: Next Week (November 13-16 ) I will be heading to Las Vegas to attend HLTH 2022. I am delighted to see that their is a “PATIENTS AT HLTH” […]
Is a FHIR Storm coming to the EMR World?
October 6th, 2022 was a momentous day. A milestone for ONC Information blocking rules was reached. The definition of Electronic Health Information is no longer limited to the US Core Data for Interoperability version 1 (USCDI v1). Is this signaling a coming FHIR Storm for EMR systems?
Prior Authorization: A Business Problem In Need Of Regulation
Prior Authorization: A Business Problem In Need Of Regulation. Regulations must address how providers can discover whether a prior authorization is required and, if required, what information needs to be sent with the request
What if the Health Insurance Card was ACTUALLY useful…
Whenever we go to the Doctor’s office we are invariably asked for a Driver’s License and Health Insurance Card which is Photocopied or scanned. At Onyx, we believe a digital insurance card can be dramatically more useful. The CARIN Alliance has been working with health plans to develop a HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide that enables […]
Is Data Retention on a Collision Course with the CMS Interoperability Rule?
The Data Retention rules for the Legacy systems of Covered Entities may be in conflict with the member data access rules of the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule. Onyx addresses this collision with SAFHIR.