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HHS/ONC RIN: 0955-AA03 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ONC Health IT Certification Program Updates, Health Information Network Attestation Process for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, and Enhancements to Support Information Sharing 

The rulemaking implements certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including: the Electronic Health Record Reporting Program condition and maintenance of certification requirements under the ONC Health IT Certification Program; a process for health information networks that voluntarily adopt the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to attest to such adoption of the framework and agreement; and enhancements to support information sharing under the information blocking regulations. The rulemaking would also include proposals for new standards and certification criteria under the Certification Program related to the United States Core Data for Interoperability, real-time benefit tools, electronic prior authorization, and potentially other revisions to the Certification Program.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 170    45 CFR 171    45 CFR 172   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300jj–11    42 U.S.C. 300jj–14    42 U.S.C. 300jj–19a    42 U.S.C. 300jj-52    5 U.S.C. 552    Pub. L.114-255    Pub. L. 116-260   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Conditions of certification and maintenance of certification  12/13/2017 
Final  Statutory  Publish a list of the health information networks that have adopted the common agreement and are capable of trusted exchange pursuant to the common agreement.  07/24/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Lipinski
Director, Regulatory & Policy 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