HIPAA

Dec 12, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights will accept comments through Feb. 11 on potential changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules to promote coordinated, value-based care.
Mar 10, 2021
AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to take a holistic approach as it deliberates changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Mar 10, 2021
AHA's comment on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights’ notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on “Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement.”
Jan 21, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights formally published in the Federal Register a proposed rule released Dec. 10 that would modify HIPAA privacy standards for individually identifiable health information.
Jan 20, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights will not impose penalties on covered health care providers, their business associates or vendors for HIPAA rule violations connected with web-based applications used in good faith to schedule individual appointments for COVID-19…
Dec 10, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights released a proposed rule that would modify HIPAA privacy standards for individually identifiable health information.
Aug 7, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights alerted health care organizations to postcards disguised as official OCR communications claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment. 
May 6, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services reminded health care providers that HIPAA privacy rules bar them from giving media and film crews access to facilities where patients’ protected health information is accessible without the patients’ prior authorization, even during the current COVID-19…
Apr 28, 2020
Members of the Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2, including the AHA, urged the Department of Health and Human Services to issue a rule as soon as possible on the Part 2 provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Safety Act.
Apr 10, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights said it generally will not impose penalties for HIPAA rule violations on health care provider covered entities and their business associates operating COVID-19 community-based testing sites in good faith for the duration of the…