Information Blocking and the Impact on Your Practice

Information Blocking and the Impact on Your Practice

Information Blocking and the Impact on Your Practice
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $25

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Program description:
This webinar will review the information blocking rules, which become effective and enforceable on April 5, 2021. The information blocking rules apply to all health care providers and will substantially impact the way that health care providers and health care entities handle electronic health information, including the manner in which a provider must respond to a patient’s request for access to their health information. This webinar will focus on recent guidance from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on practical issues that impact all health care entities. These issues include utilization of patient portals, how and when lab results should be sent to patients, the applicability of the information blocking rules to business associates, and the impact of the information blocking rules on special records, such as mental health records and psychotherapy notes. Finally, this webinar will offer practical tips for documenting compliance and best practices in organizational policies.

Please submit your questions no later than April 9 to Jessica Davis at

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how the information blocking rules apply to a health care provider’s response to a request for records.
  • Understand the information blocking exceptions and how and when those can be utilized to deny or delay a request for patient records.
  • Review the connection between the information blocking regulations, HIPAA and various state laws.

Stephanie Eckerle
Krieg DeVault LLP  

Robert Anderson

Krieg DeVault LLP  

About the speakers:

Stephanie Eckerle, JD, focuses her health care practice on providing regulatory, compliance and corporate advice to physician practice groups, pharmacies, hospitals, on-site employer health care clinics, and other health care institutions. She counsels these clients on an array of regulatory matters, including pharmaceutical matters, reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse issues, employment agreements, telehealth and licensure matters. In addition, she counsels health care providers and health plans on privacy and security laws, health IT issues and data sharing arrangements, which includes counseling on HIPAA, HITECH and the information blocking regulations.

Robert Anderson, JD, is a skilled attorney with over 30 years of experience in health care, litigation and issues facing health care providers. His diverse practice gives him a unique and practical understanding of the relationship between legal, compliance and operational issues and the challenges faced by in-house legal teams in health care organizations. He has advised and represented health care providers, including hospitals, medical groups, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, residents, nurses and others in a broad array of compliance, regulatory and litigation matters. He served as general counsel for a hospital system and multispecialty physician group for several years, drafted or reviewed hundreds of contracts on behalf of health care providers, tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries and appeared before regulators, trial courts and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels in Indiana and Illinois.

He assists clients with state and federal privacy issues. He counsels clients on the use of electronic health record systems, meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and issues associated with information blocking. He also serves on the firm’s executive, innovation and information technology committees.

CME Information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or



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4/14/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar