HHS encourages EMS data integration to combat opioid crisis
The CMS reminded state Medicaid directors that existing funding sources can be used to better integrate information systems.
By EMS1 Staff
To encourage state officials to share data in the fight against the opioid epidemic, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP services recently provided guidance on ways to fund e-records and data interoperability projects via existing funding sources.
The acting director of the CMS, which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services, advised State Medicaid directors in a letter last month that the HITECH Act and Medicaid Information Technology Architecture business practices can be used to “further integrate information systems.”