The creation of a new post for HHS healthcare technology official John Fleming, M.D., stirs speculation about future of ONC and MACRA.
The new HHS healthcare technology top official’s plans are still unknown, but signs point to possible changes to ONC that could weaken the agency’s regulatory authority.
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Along with administering the technology end of federal healthcare reimbursement programs, ONC promotes interoperability, patient access to health data, and newer technologies and approaches such as open APIs, blockchain and telemedicine.