Inside CMS - 06/13/2019

Providers Call For HIPAA Clarity On Proposed Info Blocking Exceptions

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / June 10, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Providers asked for more information on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) interacts with proposed exceptions to information blocking in comments submitted to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) on a proposed interoperability rule released in February. The ONC proposed rule would implement the 21st Century Cures Act’s call to prevent information blocking and lays out seven exceptions to what Congress defined as blocking the sharing of electronic information. In May, the Health...

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