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New federal regulations that impact the exchange of health information took effect in April, and, while they will benefit both you and your patients, they also create complexities.

Federal information blocking regulations went into effect April 5. It is important to become familiar with them for two reasons: First, as physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, you are subject to the rule, with financial disincentives or penalties for noncompliance. Second, the rule allows you to think more strategically about how you share health information. This article will help you understand what constitutes info blocking and how to comply with the new regulations.

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