HHS Extends Compliance Dates for Information Blocking and Health IT Certification Requirements in 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just announced the details of their Interim Final Rule that extends the Information Blocking Rule Compliance Date to April 5, 2021. To access the HHS press release, click here. This is welcome news for all Providers, HINs/HIEs, and Certified Health IT Developers who have been struggling to be ready for the original November 2, 2020 compliance date.

The HHS press release also indicated that the Interim Final Rule will include technical corrections and clarifications to the ONC Cures Act Final Rule. We will be following up with additional information regarding relevant corrections and clarifications once the Interim Final Rule is published.

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