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HHS Delays Enforcement of Parts of Interoperability Rule

Citing the need for healthcare organizations to focus on responding to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services yesterday announced that it is delaying enforcement of certain elements of the interoperability rules in the 21st Century Cures Act. Providers will now have until April 5, 2021 to comply with the information blocking provisions, and until Dec. 31, 2022 to comply with the health IT certification criteria updates and the new standardized application programming interface (API) functionality. For more information, click here.