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HHS Extends Comment Deadline for ONC and CMS Health Information Technology Proposed Rules

April 19, 2019

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PRESS CONTACTS
Phoebe Ramsey, Sr. Regulatory Analyst, Quality & Payment Policy
Gayle Lee, Director, Physician Payment & Quality

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) April 19 announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two health information technology proposed rules to allow additional time for the public to review the proposed regulations.

The impacted rules are the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) proposal from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the proposal on Interoperability and Patient Access from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [see Washington Highlights, Feb. 15]. The new deadline for submission of comments is June 3, 2019.

The extension to comment coincides with a release from ONC on the second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement and the release of frequently asked questions on health information technology from HHS’s Office of Civil Rights.

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