The system will provide patients with the last 2 years of Medicare claims data...another move to encourage folks to use a personal health record...BD

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will test a personal health record program for Medicare recipients in South Carolina this month. It is CMS’ most ambitious PHR pilot project to date.
The South Carolina project will offer PHRs to 100,000 participants in Medicare’s fee-for-service program. Until now, Medicare offered PHRs only to participants in certain plans that were already making PHRs available to their members.
Instead of partnering with a health plan for the new trial, CMS selected QSSI, a small information technology company based in Gaithersburg, Md., to lead a team of contractors. The project calls for importing two years’ worth of Medicare claims data into a commercial PHR system from HealthTrio for each beneficiary who signs up for the pilot project.

Medicare will test PHRs in South Carolina

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