AMA, CHIME ask Congress to extend oversight on info blocking rules

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The American Medical Association, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and five other organizations penned a letter to Congress Sept. 23 asking for continued oversight of ONC's proposed interoperability rule.

The organizations submitted their requests to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, specifically asking for a supplemental rulemaking period in order to extend the ability to further comment on the rule. The request also includes additional patient data privacy and security protections, longer timelines for certified health IT implementations and a period of revised enforcement during the initial rollout of the new data blocking provisions.

Provider groups on the letter include AMA, CHIME, American Health Information Management Association, American Medical Informatics Association, Federation of American Hospitals, Medical Group Management Association and Premier.

To access the letter, click here.

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