ONC Delays Cures Act Final Rule Implementation

April 22, 2020

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health (ONC) announced that it is temporarily delaying parts of its Cures Act Final Rule between three and six months due to the public health emergency posed by COVID-19. Hospitals and healthcare providers had concerns complying with these rules, which included admissions, discharge and transfer data-feed requirements, due to the overwhelming burdens brought on by the pandemic. See the ONC statement for more details.