On October 29th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released an interim final rule with comment period extending the compliance dates to meet certain requirements related to information blocking and Conditions and Maintenance of Certification (CoC/MoC) requirements.
What This Means for Your Practice
Your practice now has until April 5, 2021 to meet the Information Blocking requirements set forth by the 21st Century Cures Update. High level, your practice is already meeting this requirement if you are actively providing patients with electronic access to their health information by connecting them with a My Patient Portal account and by completing the encounter note sign-off process within 3 business days of seeing your patients.
What This Means for AllMeds, Inc.
AllMeds now has until April 5, 2021 to meet the information blocking provisions and several Conditions and Maintenance of Certification (CoC/MoC) updates. High level, these include expanding our supported clinical data set to meet the requirements of the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI v1). AllMeds has already started development efforts to make these additions (Patient Demographics: email and previous address; Pediatric Vital Signs: weight-for-length percentile and Head Occipital-frontal circumference percentile; Signed Clinical Notes; and Provenance data) available in CCDA files and via our standard API. Customers can expect these updates to be completed and in production prior to the April 5, 2021 deadline to ensure compliance with the Cures Information Blocking requirements.