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How The New Information Blocking Law Will Impact Your Radiology Practice on September 2, 2021

A provision of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 took effect earlier this year after several delays and postponements. As of April 5, 2021, providers found guilty of “information blocking” could be subject to significant penalties of up to $1 million per occurrence, although the specifics regarding the process for awarding those penalties have yet to be finalized by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).   The intent of the law is to promote the free flow of relevant healthcare information between providers and to ensure that patients can access their own information where and when they need it. A better name might have been the “information sharing” or “anti-information blocking” law!

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