Learn more about two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) final rules that have significant financial and operational implications for health care providers and payers, particularly related to electronic health data exchange.
On October 29, HHS extended compliance dates. Information blocking enforcement now begins April 5, 2021
21st Century Cures Act
The “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program” final rule reinforces the definition of information blocking and associated penalties, as well as describes reasonable and necessary activities that would not constitute information blocking. Information blocking compliance and penalties go into effect in November 2020.
CMS Interoperability And Patient Access
The CMS final rule requires health plans in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP, and through federal Exchanges to share claims and other health information via APIs with patients and other plans. It also includes requirements of providers. These requirements have a range of effective dates, with the first in May 2021.
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule” in the Federal Register earlier in May. Included in the rule are exceptions...
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