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    Updated: September 8, 2023

    Information blocking was included in the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. The Cures Act defined “information blocking” and authorized the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to identify, through rulemaking by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), “reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking” and identified the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) as the office to investigate claims of information blocking.

    This summary of the regulatory provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act information blocking rule includes action steps for medical groups to take in 2023.

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