Data blocking: What it means and how to stay off OIG’s radar

Jul 01, 2018

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is required to outline the definition of data blocking and the Office of the Inspector General is required to provide oversight (with fines topping out at $1 million per violation). We’ll analyze ONC’s definition of information blocking and outline examples of what could put healthcare organizations on the OIG’s radar.

Topics may include:

  • How to interpret ONC’s definition of information blocking
  • Understanding the legislative requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act
  • What the OIG can investigate and how they can penalize healthcare organizations
  • Best practices to ensure your organization is not engaged in data blocking