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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT79 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Interoperability and Patient Access (CMS-9115-F)  

To support this Administration’s goals of interoperability, as well as the vision of the 21st Century Cures Act and EO 13813, this rule responds to comments received on the proposal regarding policy changes to move the health care industry toward a more accessible and interoperable health care ecosystem.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 406 and 407    42 CFR 422 and 423    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1395    42 U.S.C. 1302    Pub. L. 111-148   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA sec. 902 requires Medicare final rules to publish within 3 years of a proposed or interim final rule.  03/04/2022 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per the CMS notice published December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78442), except for certain Medicare payment regulations and certain other statutorily-mandated regulations, we schedule all Medicare final regulations for publication within the 3-year standardized time limit in the current Unified Agenda. We do not intend to delay publishing a Medicare final regulation for 3 years if we are able to publish it sooner.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/04/2019  84 FR 7610   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/23/2019  84 FR 16834   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/03/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  06/03/2019 
Final Action  03/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alexandra Mugge
Director & Chief Health Informatics Officer, Health Informatics and Interoperability Group
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics, MS: C5-02-00, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4457