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Laptop One provision of the rule would require carriers to provide a patient access API that the patients can use to get to their own health insurance claims information. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of major patient health data standards regulations Monday — amidst a blizzard of emergency notices related to efforts to contain and fight the Covid-19 pneumonia outbreak.

Matt Eyles, the president of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said in a statement that he believes the new CMS Interoperability and Patient Access could make patients’ health records too accessible to private technology companies.

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