Cures Act & Information Blocking Assessment and Consulting Services

Cures Act Consulting Services by PCG

21st Century Cures Act and Information Blocking

Preparedness is key to success

CMS released its Final Rule designed to help patients more easily access their complete health information in interoperable forms across the many programs that CMS administers. At the same time, ONC released a separate Final Rule on interoperability, information blocking and the health information technology (IT) certification program.

These highly anticipated Rules lay out a vision where a patient’s health information can move seamlessly between health plans and providers and where every American can see and use electronic health information through common technologies such as smart phones, home computers, laptops, and tablets. Patients will be able to access their full claims history, encounter data and health information to support the advancement of high-quality health care. Organizations must prepare to meet these new expectations.

PCG’s Online Assessment and Consulting Services foster discussion and collaboration among stakeholders to identify key steps in preparing for compliance of the Final Rule to ensure the interoperability of patient health information.  

Regulatory compliance relies on: