The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has gathered signatures of about 570 organizations that support an effort to develop an updated claims data system with boosted interoperability, Fedscoop reported Wednesday.
Seema Verma, CMS administratorand a 2019 Wash100 recipient, said the Data at the Point of Care project would use an application programming interface to eliminate the need of a traditional portal for access.
The effort seeks to simplify access to the system that care providers use to share claims data information of beneficiaries.
Physicians use claims data as basis for where to locate and request for patient records.
The agency plans to open production-level access of the new system to a small group of care providers in the middle of November, the report noted.