The information blocking attestation consists of three statements related to health information exchange and the prevention of health information blocking. The statements, are also being finalizing in other rules for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals, just as they are in MACRA for eligible professionals. “We believe that these statements, taken together, communicate with appropriate specificity, the actions healthcare providers must attest to in order to demonstrate that they have complied with the requirements.”
The statements are:Statement 1:
A healthcare provider must attest that it did not knowingly and willfully take action (such as to disable functionality) to limit or restrict the compatibility or interoperability of certified EHR technology. Statement 2:
A healthcare provider must attest that it implemented technologies, standards, policies, practices and agreements. Statement 3:
A healthcare provider must attest that it responded in good faith and in a timely manner to requests to retrieve or exchange electronic health information, including from patients, health care providers.