Information Blocking 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 Charge:

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

Information Blocking Task Force

Member List

Co-Chairs

Magnolia Health

Members

Patient Rights Advocate
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
IBM Watson Health
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Sutter Health
Change Healthcare
Baptist Health
Anthem, Inc.
Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

*Appointed by Congress       ^Appointed by the Government Accountability Office      °Appointed by HHS

 

The Information Blocking Task Force is divided into 3 sub workgroups.

Workgroup 1: Information Blocking Workgroup - Relevant Statutory Terms and Provisions

Workgroup 2: Information Blocking Workgroup - Exceptions

 

Workgroup 3: Information Blocking Workgroup - Conditions and Maintenance of Certification

 

Recommendations/Reports

Content last reviewed on June 14, 2021
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