Idea submitted by: Aaron Seib
As a component of meaningful use EMRs should be required to load a consumer-facing trust bundle based on a community established consensus driven process.
Additionally, in a similar fashion to how CMS required providers to use certified technology to qualify for a new chronic care management payment introduced in the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (Providers using certified EHR technology who are performing chronic care management for their Medicare patients may bill Medicare approximately $40 per patient per month for those activities) CMS should provide payment for providers that push a consumer their PHI.
Rather than focusing on chronic patients only, this intervention should reimburse the provider to share data with all patients. The theory being to gather data as the population ages to act as a prophylactic to support the triple aims as our population ages. This reimbursement could be set at a fraction of that offered for chronic patients and generate greater savings over a ten year period if implemented immediately.
GHDonline will receive 100s and 1,000s of ideas of how to use technology to increase patient interaction all of them being unactionable if we do not get the data from their origins to places that the can be reused and create greater value.
For example - working with payers - including CMS - pricing information could be married to the information received by the patient resulting in greater pricing transparency.