The 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule gives patients immediate digital access to their health data — including their genetic information. In this webinar, My Gene Counsel and a virtual panel of experts discuss what this act means for genetic counseling and testing services.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the Cures Act as it applies to genetic and genomics services
  • Stakeholders that must consider this legislation, including labs, genetic counselors, physicians, health IT developers, and payers
  • What to consider in formulating plans for compliance and to avoid information blocking
  • How the landscape may evolve over time

Featured panelists:

CORI FEIST, MS, CGC has 20 years of experience as a clinical genetic counselor at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Active in education and policy making at both the state and national levels, Cori is the former chair of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Public Policy Committee (PPC) and current liaison between the PPC and the NSGC Advocacy Coordinating Committee.

KIMBERLY LINTHICUM is the SVP of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Myriad Genetics, where she oversees Federal and State Government Affairs activities to ensure access to the company’s advanced diagnostic services. She is a leader in public policy development in the clinical laboratory space and has a deep understanding of legislative strategy and health care reimbursement policies.

JOHN RICHARDSON is the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the NSGC, overseeing federal advocacy, state licensure, payer relations, and policy support. From roles as Executive Director at Physician Hospitals of America and Director of Government Relations for SmithBucklin’s Healthcare Practice Group, John understands the needs of healthcare organizations.

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