2024 Public Comments

When relevant legislation, regulations, guidance, and other opportunities to shape policy related to health services research arise, UnityPoint Health may decide it is appropriate to develop an official position. The UnityPoint Health Government & External Affairs department serves as the primary liaison for regulatory submissions in response to state and federal rule-making and public requests for information, as well as communications advocating changes in state and federal policy direction or strategic initiatives.

Federal Comments

21st Century Cures Act: Establishment of Disincentives for Health Care Providers That Have Committed Information Blocking

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Date Submitted: January 2, 2024

This proposed rule would implement the provision of the 21st Century Cures Act specifying that a health care provider determined by the HHS Inspector General to have committed information blocking shall be referred to the appropriate agency to be subject to appropriate disincentives set forth through notice and comment rulemaking.

State Comments
Legislative Positions and Collaborative Sign-On Letters
Executive Order Summaries

For Further Information:

Please email Cathy Simmons, Executive Director, Government & External Affairs.

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