HealthIT Answers March 4, 2022
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By Rachel Nelson and Cassie Weaver, ONC

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law by President Obama in 2016, directed ONC to implement a standardized process for the public to report claims of possible information blocking. The information blocking claims reporting process welcomes claims of possible information blocking from anyone who believes they may have experienced or observed information blocking. Any information received by ONC in connection with a claim or suggestion of possible information blocking and that could reasonably be expected to facilitate identification of the source of the information (claimant) is protected from disclosure under the Cures Act. The Cures Act authorizes the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate any claim of information...

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