Note Blocking under the Cures Act


Event Date: 04/02/2023
Time: 5:30 pm ET| 4:30 pm CT | 3:30 pm MT | 2:30 pm PT
Duration of the training: 60 Minutes
Location: Online Webinar
By: Kim Cunningham, JD, CIPP/US, CHC

In this webinar, the audience will learn about the public policy behind the 21st Century Cures Act. We will discuss the prohibition against information blocking and what that means for documentation in the medical record. There are exceptions to the information blocking rule that are narrow and specific. We will examine the details of those exceptions and when it is appropriate to use them. While there are not yet published penalties or disincentives for providers, we will discuss the penalties for developers and what that might mean for providers.

Learning Objectives:
  • The public policy behind the Cures Act
  • When the Cures Act applies
  • What information blocking means and doesn’t mean
  • How to protect your patient and your documentation
  • Note blocking under the preventing harm exception
  • Requirements for response to patient requests for blocked information
  • Potential penalties under the Cures Act
Areas Covered in the Session:
  • What the Cures Act is and when it applies
  • Information blocking definitions and requirements
  • Considerations for note blocking under the preventing harm exception
  • Examples of preventing harm
  • How the Cures Act affects the patient’s right to access under HIPAA
  • Requirements for response to patient requests for blocking information
  • Potential penalties under the Cures Act
  • Live Q&A session
Suggested Attendees:
  • Healthcare CEOs
  • Healthcare CFOs
  • Compliance Directors
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Information Systems Managers
  • Healthcare Counsel/lawyers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hospital compliance officers
  • Hospital compliance officers
  • Privacy officers
  • Security Officers
  • Medical records workforce
  • Behavioral Health and Pscyh providers
  • Inpatient behavioral health workforce
  • Supply Chain
  • General Counsel
  • Business associates
Presenter Biography:

Kim Cunningham is a licensed attorney in South Carolina and Ohio and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (IAPP). Kim has been practicing healthcare compliance with a focus on privacy for more than five years. Kim has worked to operationalize Part 2 requirements in both the outpatient and inpatient settings while also ensuring compliance with HIPAA and state privacy laws.

While protecting patient privacy, Kim lives in South Carolina with her husband, dog, cat and four chickens.

Additional Information:

After registration, You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share with all participants at your location.

System Requirement:
  • Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
  • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly
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