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Anti-Information Blocking Fines Are Coming Later This Summer — Here’s What You Need to Know

The OIG recently added some teeth to the anti-information blocking regulations laid out in the 21st Century Cures Act. The office finalized penalties, including fines of up to $1 million for health IT companies found blocking the electronic flow of health data. Interoperability expert Troy Bannister said that these fines are a good starting point for ensuring greater interoperability, but he isn’t too sure the OIG will be able to effectively enforce them.