Healthcare Compliance Newsletter – September 2021

Healthcare Compliance Newsletter – September 2021

In this issue:
  1. Drummond RWT Plan Due Date is November 15th
  2. Explore a New, Reduced ASCR ’22 Fee Offering
  3. Advisory Services for RWT – Deadline is Sept. 15
  4. Our EPCS Audits Based on Integrity, Reliability
Drummond RWT Plan Due Date is November 15th

As a requirement of the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule, health IT developers certified under the 2015 Edition must submit a Real World Test Plan for each of their certified product(s) this year. Drummond has designated a due date of Nov. 15, 2021.

In efforts to assist developers, Drummond created a pre-recorded webinar available here within our customer portal:  It provides additional guidance along with instructions on how to submit your RWT plan. Additional resources regarding RWT and other Cures updates also may be found within our portal.

For questions regarding the ONC’s Real World Testing requirement, please feel free to contact us at

Explore a New, Reduced ASCR ‘22 Fee Offering

Drummond is offering a reduced ASCR 2022 fee if paid in 2021! This annual fee, typically billed and due in January at a rate of $4,500, will be reduced by 15 percent to $3,825 if payment reaches Drummond by Oct. 31, 2021!

To take advantage of this offer, fill in all fields on this form and list each certified product you wish to include for the discount. An individual invoice reflecting the reduced rate for each product will be sent from Drummond’s finance department to the accounts payable contact indicated on your form.

Direct questions to:

Advisory Services for RWT – Deadline is Sept. 15

Is your organization in need of consulting services to meet the Real World Testing requirements? Drummond has established an optional fee-based service to provide customized support for health IT developers in drafting real world test plans, coordinating testing, analyzing test results, and more.

The team continues to onboard customers and will only be able to accept newly signed customers by Sept. 15 for Real World Test Plan Services. Thereafter, as a result of the test plan submission period opening this month and set to close Nov. 15, secondary Test Plan Coordination and Test Resulting and Report services will be offered beginning in January 2022.

For information regarding the current and secondary service offerings, please contact our team at

The services offered by Drummond Advisory Services are separate and distinct from the Drummond Group Test Lab and Certification Body. The purpose of Drummond Advisory Services is to provide expert support for test planning and execution but does not negate the steps or required actions of the certification process. Use of Drummond Advisory Services will not make ONC Health IT certification, HITRUST certification and PCI compliance by Drummond Group simpler, easier, faster or less expensive.

Our EPCS Audits Based on Integrity, Reliability

Did your EPCS auditor go AWOL recently? Our EPCS experts – Aaron Gomez and Patrick Paschall – have tested more than 200 e-prescribing applications. Drummond’s program begins with a thorough review of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations so your team has a firm understanding of the requirements.

See our list of health IT products that have successfully completed Drummond’s formal EPCS testing and certification process and contact us at on how you, too, can get back on track! Expect an EPCS audit experience that’s reliable and based on integrity, trust and years of experience.

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