ONC Announces Interim Final Rule with Comment Period
October 29, 2020
WEDI applauds the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for releasing today an interim final rule extending by six months the compliance deadline for the information blocking provisions of the Cures Act final regulation. ONC is permitting public comments for sixty days and WEDI urges the agency to again extend the compliance date should the COVID-19 national pandemic continue to impact the ability of the industry to comply with the information blocking requirements. We also urge ONC to take the additional time to develop and disseminate comprehensive guidance to assist healthcare stakeholders better understand how to implement this complex set of requirements.