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 30, 2020
The Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2, a coalition of nearly 50 health care organizations including the AHA, applauded Congress’ important step to modernize privacy regulations affecting the disclosure of patients’ substance use disorder treatment records.
Mar 25, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on disclosing protected health information about individuals who have been infected with or exposed to COVID-19.
Mar 25, 2020
The AHA urges the Department of Health and Human Services to clarify its and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act waivers issued under the public health and national emergency declarations. These declarations allow waivers consistent…
Mar 18, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights will immediately exercise its enforcement discretion and waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide…
Mar 5, 2020
Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., reintroduced the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act, AHA-supported legislation that would modernize privacy regulations affecting the disclosure of substance use disorder treatment records to better enable health care providers to…
Jan 29, 2020
A federal court voided certain provisions in a 2013 rule modifying the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
Jan 27, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule requiring retail pharmacies, which include some hospital-owned pharmacies, to implement a modification to the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs D.0 Standard to identify “partial fill” prescriptions on health care…
Oct 25, 2019
AHA today voiced support for several proposed changes to the federal regulation governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patients’ records that would reduce the burden and delay associated with accessing certain recovery services and add declared disasters to the list of exceptions.