Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, R-La., Feb. 21 released a report proposing ways to modernize the existing HIPAA framework and protect health and other data not covered by HIPAA. Responding to Cassidy’s request for information on the issue last year, AHA asked Congress to urge the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to immediately withdraw a rule that would violate HIPAA and its implementing regulations; explore how to better require entities not covered by HIPAA to protect patient privacy; and strengthen HIPAA preemption.

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