Regulatory Issues

What’s Happening at the ONC – 5/15/23

Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including comment period for SVAP due 5/22, funding opportunity: 2023 LEAP in Health IT, SEN, several upcoming events & more.

The Transplant Eco-System

By Lee A. Fleisher MD, Jean D. Moody-Williams RN MPP, Jonathan Blum – CMS and HRSA are federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that play important roles in protecting the health and safety of Americans as they engage with the U.S. healthcare system.

CMS Innovation Center Releases Additional Model Data

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of Research Identifiable Files (RIFs) for several CMS Innovation Center models. These models join the 12 models that released data since 2022, bringing the total to 14 models represented in the CMMI Model Data Sharing (CMDS) model participation files.

Information Blocking Regulations Work in Concert with HIPAA Rules

By Rachel Nelson & Kathryn Marchesini – We often get asked about how ONC’s information blocking regulations and HHS’ Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules interact with one another. To help clarify, ONC just released a few new information blocking FAQs that illustrate how the federal regulations interact.