Information Blocking, Assurances, and Communications Conditions of Certification Task Force

Overarching charge: Provide recommendations on policies related to information blocking; the “information blocking,” “assurances,” and “communications” conditions and maintenance of certification requirements; and the enforcement of all the conditions and maintenance of certification requirements.  

Specific Charges: Provide recommendations on the following topics:

  • Information Blocking:
    • ONC definitions/interpretations of certain statutory terms and provisions, including the price information request for information
    • Seven exceptions to the information blocking definition, and any additional exceptions (request for information)
    • Complaint process
    • Disincentives for health care providers (request for information)
  • “Information blocking,” “assurances,” and “communications” conditions and maintenance of certification requirements
  • Enforcement of all the conditions and maintenance of certification requirements

Member List

The Information Blocking Task Force is divided into 3 sub work groups.

Workgroup 1: Information Blocking, Assurances, and Communications Conditions of Certification Workgroup - Relevant Statutory Terms and Provisions

Denni McColm 
John Kansky
Cynthia Fisher
Sheryl Turney

Workgroup 2: Information Blocking, Assurances, and Communications Conditions of Certification Workgroup - Exceptions

Steven Lane
Arien Malec
Valerie Grey
Anil Jain

Workgroup 3: Information Blocking, Assurances, and Communications Conditions of Certification Workgroup - Conditions and Maintenance of Certification

Denise Webb
Sasha Termaat
Aaron Miri
Lauren Thompson

Content last reviewed on March 14, 2019
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