HHS on Information Blocking Rule Enforcement: Stay Tuned

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Electronic Healthcare Records , Governance & Risk Management , HIPAA/HITECH

Final Rule on Penalties for Violators of Regs Expected This Month – Or Is It? Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • September 10, 2021    

While a final rule for enforcement of the 21st Century Cures Act information blocking regulations is slated to be issued this month, federal regulators are still uncertain that timeline will stick, or when other related unresolved details – such as potential disincentives for healthcare providers that violate the provisions – will be disclosed.

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ information blocking rule, which went into effect for compliance in April, generally prohibits healthcare providers, health IT developers and health information exchanges from knowingly interfering with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information.

For instance, under the

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