Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule implementing information blocking penalties for some actors, and a rule impacting providers is expected this fall. These rules, required by the 21st Century Cures Act, establish statutory penalties of up to $1 million per violation for developers and exchanges, as well as “disincentives” for providers. Under the rule, laboratories, pharmacies, pharmacists, health care clinics, federally qualified health centers, and community mental health centers are considered providers and are subject to disincentives.
So, how do these rules impact your work at laboratories, pharmacies, pharmacists, community health centers, and community mental health centers? This webinar is your chance to engage directly with leadership at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and learn more about the thinking behind the Cures Act from the person who wrote it.
Brett Meeks, the author of the Cures Act, now the Executive Director of the LAB Coalition and the Health Innovation Alliance, leads a discussion with Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, focused on the information blocking regulations and why they are important to you.