Head Off Newly Added $1M Fine for Info Blocking Records Access Errors


Patient Information Blocking rules changed dramatically in June. Now the federal government requires that you share patient information OR face penalties up to $1 million PER violation.

The federal 21st Century Cures Act (also called Information Blocking) states that you MUST make electronic health information (EHI) available to patients and others securely, at no cost, and without delay. This rule requires substantial changes to your practice’s technology, HIPAA policies and procedures, and even clinical workflows.

The finalized Information Blocking rule updates impose these massive penalties against practices and EHR vendors who don’t comply with the Cures Act mandates—and those penalties are so high they could be practice-ending.

If your practice has been lax in adopting the information blocking requirements, you must take action now. Once the OIG contacts you, it may be too late.

Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate these requirements alone. Nationally recognized data privacy and interoperability attorney Iliana Peters JD, LLM, CISSP, is leading a live, 60-minute online training session that will walk you through exactly how to comply with these mandated patient information rules. By attending, you’ll receive easy-to-implement, step-by-step strategies that will make it easier for you to stay on top of these complex federal requirements.

Here are just a few 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
  • Uncover whether your practice qualifies for a compliance exception
  • Discover where the current audit process stands and what the government is reviewing
  • Head off HIPAA compliance violations when you implement new Info Blocking rules
  • Implement new policies and procedures that protect your practice and comply with new rules
  • Uncover when you are NOT required to make patient information available
  • Deescalate patient complaints regarding posted info to stop violation penalties
  • Restructure your vendor arrangements to encompass new Info Blocking specs
  • Pinpoint how the information blocking rules apply to adults requesting minors’ medical records
  • Proven processes to track patient requests NOT post their information
  • Ask targeted EHR and patient portal system questions to ensure compliance
  • Avoid penalties for missed deadlines when responding to Info Blocking notices
  • And so much more…

WARNING: The federal government has made it clear that failing to comply with the Information Blocking Rule will result in costly, stressful investigations for your practice. And should violations be identified; you can expect to pay significant financial penalties of up to $1 million each.

Don’t take the risk of tackling the federal Information Blocking Rule without a proven plan of attack. By attending this online training, you’ll get practical solutions that will help you determine when, how, and to whom you can grant access to patient EHI while complying with the complexities of this mandated rule.

Access to this online training is limited to ensure Iliana can answer all questions. To guarantee your access to this must-attend online training, register right away.

Meet Your Expert

Iliana Peters
JD, LLM, CISSPConsultant, Polsinelli Healthcare Solutions

Iliana believes good data privacy and security are fundamental to ensuring consumer participation in new technologies, employee-employer relationships, patients’ trust in the health care system, students’ confidence in their education, and helping all clients succeed in an ever-changing landscape of threats to data security. She is recognized by the health care industry as a preeminent thinker and speaker on data privacy and security, particularly with regard to HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the 21st Century Cures Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), FERPA, the Privacy Act, state law data privacy and security requirements, and emerging cyber threats to data.

For many years, Iliana both developed information privacy and security policy, including on emerging technologies and cyber threats, for the Department of Health and Human Services, while coordinating with the Department of Justice, Department of Education, other federal agencies, State Attorneys General and the White House. She enforced HIPAA regulations through spearheading multimillion-dollar settlement agreements and civil money penalties pursuant to HIPAA.

She also focused then on training individuals in both the private and public sector, including compliance investigators, auditors, and State Attorneys General, on federal and state regulations and policy, and on good data privacy and security practices. Now, Iliana works closely with her clients on complicated compliance questions, incident response, investigations, and training to protect data and avoid legal risk and legal liability, both at the state and federal levels. ILIANA also supports clients’ defense of individual and class action litigation related to all types of data privacy, security and breach claims.

As a CISSP, she works hard to bridge the gap between legal requirements for the security of health data and security industry best practices, so that clients can better understand data security issues and jargon. ILIANA enjoys using her extensive experience drafting, implementing, and enforcing health privacy and security regulations and guidance in a practice that focuses on helping clients develop and implement good data privacy and security practices to avoid risk, and helping clients prepare for and recover from emerging cyber threats.