Enforcement Coming but Providers, Payers Unprepared for New Rule

April 5 began the enforcement phase of the U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) Cures Act information blocking rule, but a survey released last month found that roughly half of the 4,000 health care leaders surveyed in March lacked awareness and readiness. In fact, 47 percent were unfamiliar with the term “information blocking.” Respondents included clinical, technology and administrative leaders from provider, payer and IT organizations. The survey, sponsored by Life Image, found that 15% still charge $25 or more for patients to acquire their own records. Read more.