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.
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…
Apr 6, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights April 3 warned HIPAA-covered entities of an individual posing as an OCR investigator attempting to obtain patients’ protected health information.
Apr 2, 2020
To support federal public health authorities and agencies in need of COVID-19-related data, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights will not penalize health care providers or their business associates for violations of certain HIPAA provisions.
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…