CMS Proposed Rules

It might be winter, but things are heating up on the HIM regulatory front! Maine Health Information Management Association’s Legislative Committee would like to share an important update with our members.

Back in December, a joint proposed rule from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was released. The proposed rule called CMS Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes involves many key provisions that are summarized by AHIMA in a one-page FAQ. AHIMA also held two workgroup sessions last week to begin gathering feedback from members with the intent of submitting public comments to CMS.

If you are interested in providing feedback to CMS on this proposed rule, please visit and submit comments by March 13, 2023.

Join Us! The MeHIMA Legislative Committee is seeking members to join us in our very important advocacy work. Please email Erin Leighton, RHIA, MeHIMA Legislative Committee Chair, at for more information.