Patient information protection rules have changed. Now the federal government is requiring that you to share patient information OR ELSE.
There are only a few weeks left before you must comply with the 21st Century Cures Act (also called information blocking). This new federal rule requires that you MUST make electronic health information (EHI) available to patients and others securely, at no cost, without delay. The final rule requires substantial changes to your practice’s technology, HIPAA policies and procedures and even clinical workflows.
The deadline to ensure your compliance with information blocking mandates was April 5th, 2021. If you fail to comply and get audited you could end up having to pay thousands in violation penalties.
Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate these new information blocking requirements alone. Nationally recognized healthcare attorney, Ryan Johnson, JD, is leading a 60-minute online training session that will walk you through exactly how to comply with the new Cures Act. By attending, you’ll receive easy-to-implement, step-by-step strategies that will make sure you are in compliance now that the April 5th deadline is past.
Here are just some of the actionable information blocking compliance strategies you’ll receive by attending this online attorney-led training:
- Make EHI available to payors and vendors without breaking HIPAA laws
- Head off patient-complaint-driven audits by speeding up info access
- Pin down whether your practice qualifies for a compliance exception
- Avoid HIPAA compliance violations when you make info blocking rule changes
- Implement new policies and procedures that protect your practice and comply with new rules
- Determine when you are NOT required to make info available
- Deescalate patient complaints regarding posted info to stop violation penalties
- Restructure your vendor arrangements to encompass new info blocking specs
- Proven processes to track when patients have requested info not be posted
- Ask the right questions of your EHR and patient portal systems to ensure you are protected
- And so much more…
IMPORTANT: Despite previous extensions due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology (ONC) did not delay the Cures Act go live date again. If you want to protect your practice, you MUST be in compliance right now.
You only have a few short weeks left to make the changes necessary to comply with this new information blocking rule. Don’t take the risk of tackling it without a proven plan of attack. By attending this online training, you’ll receive the expert advice you need to implement the federal 21st Century Cures Act correctly and avoid massive violation penalties (which are coming).
Don’t wait! Be sure to sign up today. new information blocking rules.
Ryan Johnson, JD, is a nationally recognized lawyer for healthcare innovation.
At Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Ryan serves as outside general counsel for healthcare providers and digital health companies who are transforming healthcare through innovation and cutting-edge science and technology. He regularly counsels on the strategic threats and opportunities arising from emerging technologies and new laws and regulations affecting the healthcare industry.
Ryan has considerable experience in structuring and negotiating healthcare transactions and advising clients on how to comply with a variety of regulatory matters. His clients include leading digital health and healthcare IT companies, independent physician practices and other healthcare providers, national pharmacies and retail clinics, physician and dental management companies, medical device companies, international healthcare franchisors, private equity and venture capital groups, etc.
The webinar was informative. The handouts were specific and detailed. Very Good!