AHA, MGMA say provider penalties in info blocking final rule are ‘excessive’

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) have spoken out against the final rule on information-blocking disincentives from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The AHA and MGMA believe that the new disincentives are narrowly focused, and while they support corrective action, they do not believe that this is the solution. The organizations are calling for the HHS to consider the damages this could cause to both patients and practices and to consider working closely with other organizations within the healthcare industry to find a productive way forward.

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