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HHS/ONC RIN: 0955-AA01 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program 
Abstract:

The rulemaking would implement certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including conditions and maintenance of certification requirements for health information technology (IT) developers under the ONC Health IT Certification Program (Program), the voluntary certification of health IT for use by pediatric healthcare providers and reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking. The rulemaking would also modify the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria and Program in additional ways to advance interoperability, enhance health IT certification, and reduce burden and costs.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-255   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/04/2019  84 FR 7424   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/23/2019  84 FR 16834   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/03/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  06/03/2019 
Final Action  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Michael Lipinski
Director, Regulatory Affairs Division
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 690-7151