The 21st Century Cures Act required ONC to develop regulations to improve interoperability and patient access to electronic health information and deter information blocking. In May 2020, both ONC and CMS published final regulations that outline a number of requirements for physicians, health IT vendors, health information exchanges, and payers regarding enhancing electronic health information exchange and patient access to their data, including the use of modern health IT standards, standards-based APIs, and guidance regarding information blocking practices. This webinar will focus on aspects specific to healthcare providers and steps practices should take in order to comply.
Define Information Blocking and Exceptions, as identified in the 21st Century, Cures Act.
Recognize how the new rules impact compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Understand how the new rules affect current policies, procedures, and business associate agreements.
Chanley T. Howell is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice focuses on a broad range of technology law matters. He is a member of the firm's Technology Transactions & Outsourcing and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices and the Sports, Healthcare, and Automotive Industry Teams. Chanley represents companies in a variety of technology law areas, such as data Privacy and Security Compliance, software agreements, technology agreements, and internet.
Lawrence Vernaglia is a partner and healthcare lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is the department chair for the firm’s Industry Teams Department, responsible for overall strategy and leadership across all industry teams. Prior to that, he served for 8 years as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Team. Lawrence represents hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers, and a variety of other healthcare providers. Lawrence's practice involves regulatory and transactional matters, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement compliance advice and appeals; mergers, acquisitions, and financings; state regulatory issues including licensing, change of ownership, and CoN/DoN; survey/certification appeals; fraud & abuse/Stark law analyses; managed care contracting; and general corporate and business planning in healthcare. He runs strategic planning programs for senior management and governing boards.