ONC Delays Compliance Deadlines to 2021 Under 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule

November 4, 2020

By Amie K. Alexander

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced that it will delay compliance deadlines for information blocking and other health information technology (health IT) provisions that were previously set to go into effect on November 2, 2020. 

The compliance deadlines were set by the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule, which can be viewed here. Citing additional time necessary as a result of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the new deadline for complying with the rule’s information blocking prohibition has been extended until April 5, 2021.

Webinar Provides More Details Final Rule


We know these rules are complicated and bring big changes. On Oct. 6, we held a webinar with the Arkansas Hospital Association to help further explain some of these regulations. Please view the video to better understand the final rule, but please note that the webinar lists the previously stated deadline of November 2, 2020.

Amie K. Alexander's practice is focused in the area of healthcare where she works primarily on various corporate and compliance matters. She drafts and reviews policies to ensure compliance with federal healthcare regulations such as HIPAA, Stark I and Stark II, Anti-Kickback and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement.

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