CMS recently issued a proposed rule entitled “Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes, and Promoting Patients’ Electronic Access to Health Information” which included a Request for Information entitled “”Reducing the Use of Fax Machines for Health Care Data Exchange”.

A description of this RFI from a CMS Fact Sheet stated “In an effort to reduce burden and increase efficiency, we ask the health care community to tell us where electronic data exchange could replace the fax, how this would improve workflow and patient care, and what challenges payers and providers would face if use of the fax for health care data exchange was completely eliminated.”

Many organizations support Direct Secure Messaging as the best alternative or replacement to fax.

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