HealthIT Answers: What’s Happening at the HHS ONC – 6-19-20

“Enforcement Discretion Related to ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule

In light of COVID-19, ONC will exercise its discretion in enforcing all new requirements that have compliance dates and timeframes until three months after each initial compliance date or timeline identified in the ONC Cures Act Final Rule (please see Certification Timelines). This additional flexibility for development and implementation enables our healthcare system to focus on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, while still maintaining a trajectory that will advance patients’ access to their health information, reduce the cost of care, and improve the quality of care…”

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Source: What’s Happening at the ONC – June 19, 2020. HealthIT Answers.

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