Avoid Info Blocking Violations & Fines for Patient Records Access

Length: 90 Minutes Expert: Melissa Soliz, JD

Patient information protection rules have changed. Now the federal government is requiring that you share patient information OR ELSE.

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.

Failure to comply with these Cures Act mandates can get you audited and lead to thousands in violation penalties.

Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate these requirements alone. Nationally recognized data privacy and interoperability attorney Melissa Soliz, JD, is leading a 90-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 comply with these complex federal requirements.

Here are just a few of the actionable information blocking compliance strategies you’ll receive by attending this upcoming 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…

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 be hit with significant financial penalties of up to $1 million.

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.

Attend this online training and get expert advice on how to comply with the complexities of the Information Blocking Rule, and how to avoid investigations and massive violation penalties. Don’t wait! Be sure to sign up today.

To guarantee your access to this must-attend online training, it is important that you register right away.

Meet Your Expert

Melissa Soliz

Melissa Soliz is a partner with Coppersmith Brockelman, PLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Her regulatory health law practice focuses on compliance with data privacy, access and interoperability laws (such as HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, the ONC Information Blocking Rule, the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule, and state laws), health information exchange (HIE) (including the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)), behavioral health/substance use disorder law issues, data breaches and OCR investigations, as well as clinical research compliance and contracting.

Melissa regularly speaks in local and national forums on these topics and has been active in state and federal policy making on data privacy and HIE issues. She is the President of the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys and is recognized by Best Lawyers© and Southwest Super Lawyers: Rising Stars© for her work in health law.


This webinar helped us understand IBR better. What it means and what is doesn't mean.
Charles Conklin
Spectrum Healthcare Partners
The information content, examples and responses to questions were great!
Lois Miller
UC Irvine Health Medical Center