21st Century Cures Act/Information Blocking Webinar For Medical Providers Launch

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The NSCHBC has announced the launch of a new presentation for health care providers outlining the 21st Century Cures Act and new information blocking rules.

The National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants has just released a new webinar on the 21st Century Cures Act and information blocking.

For more information, visit NSCHBC News

This latest announcement will help educate health care providers on the Cures Act, ensuring compliance to the new law by the April 5, 2021 deadline.

Though the 21st Century Cures Act was originally passed in 2016, the final information blocking rule was not passed until May 2020. The goal of the Cures Act is to improve the exchange of electronic health records (EHRs) for health care providers.

The act also allows access to data for patients and authorized entities, effectively preventing information blocking. Indeed, the act places a prohibition on information blocking and introduces penalties for doing so.

In response to these new laws regarding information blocking, the NSCHBC has released a recorded webinar on identifying information blocking and tips for compliance. The presentation was hosted by Amanda Waesch and Jeanna Singleton, attorneys from Brennan Manna Diamond law firm.

In this presentation, Waesch and Singleton provide a detailed outline of the new rules that healthcare providers must follow by April 5, 2021. The attorneys also address common questions, examples of information blocking and recommendations for compliance.

The presentation recommends that health care providers identify a compliance officer within their organization. This individual will have responsibility to ensure information blocking compliance. The webinar also recommends that providers take the time to understand how the new laws will affect their organization.

Besides the 21st Century Cures Act webinar, the NSCHBC also provides valuable information regarding the changing business of health care for providers. For example, the organization’s website has multiple conference and workshop videos on topics ranging from marketing best practices and managing change.

This latest release is in line with the NSCHBC’s commitment to offering health care providers with the education and tools necessary to navigate the industry.

A spokesperson said: “It is vital that providers understand the 21st Century Cures Act and recent information blocking rules to ensure full compliance. We are confident that our new webinar will help providers navigate these new rules.”

Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://nschbc.org/news