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CMS and ONC Final Rules Implementing Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and Impact on your Organization

April 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

On March 6, 2020, HHS released two landmark rules – one from CMS and one from ONC – that implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The rules will impact providers, patients, payors and vendors.

The CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule is focused on driving interoperability and patient access to health information by liberating patient data using CMS authority to regulate Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP, and Qualified Health Plan issuers on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (FFEs).

The ONC Final Rule identifies and finalizes the reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking while establishing new rules to prevent “information blocking” practices (e.g., anti-competitive behaviors) by healthcare providers, developers of certified health IT technology, health information exchanges, and health information networks.

On this Answers Media Network and eFax Corporate webinar, we bring two thought leaders to the table to discuss the implications of these two rules including:

  • Use of FHIR-based APIs for privacy, security and standards
  • Patient Access APIs
  • Provider Directory API
  • Payer-to-Payer Data Exchange
  • Improving the Dually Eligible Experience by Increasing the Frequency of Federal-State Data Exchanges
  • Public Reporting and Information Blocking
  • U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI)
  • Condition of Participation (CoP)
  • Admission, Discharge, and Transfer Event Notifications


Meet the speakers

Jeffrey Sullivan
Chief Technology Officer
Jeffrey Sullivan has over 25 years of experience growing small- to mid-sized companies that fuel their success with the innovative use of technology. He has an uncommon background that melds deep technical, creative, and business experience with the proven ability to execute at both the strategic and tactical levels. This breadth of background and flexibility of focus are vital to success in entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses.

His past 15+ years have been spent as a C-level executive (CIO, COO, CTO) in fast-growth e-commerce companies in the real estate, financial services, SaaS, and ERP industries. A common thread throughout his entire professional career has been the entrepreneurial spirit present in every role from freelancer to multi-billion-dollar mortgage corporation.

Jeffrey is a passionate advocate of the use of technology to enable and drive growth, not as a cost center. He has continuously demonstrated the value of agility in today’s high-growth companies, where the ability to deliver value incrementally and to change priorities often is a major competitive edge.

Jeff Coughlin
Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs for HIMSS
Before joining HIMSS, Jeff was the team leader for corporate accounts at the Marwood Group, where he worked with non-profit health systems, health IT vendors, professional societies, and trade associations, analyzing where they could most effectively influence legislative and regulatory processes and focus their advocacy efforts.

His career also included several years in the health care non-profit advocacy world, where he led efforts in policy development, directed outreach to Congress and Executive Branch agencies, built advocacy coalitions with like-minded organizations, and created robust grassroots networks. He also worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was part of the team responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Government Performance and Results Act within the Department.

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary and a BA in Political Science from Providence College.




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