The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results.Read More
By Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams MD, MPH – As healthcare providers, we swear an oath at medical school graduation that guides us through our careers. Whether on the job or walking down the street, we carry this promise, to our patients, communities, and society as a whole.
The OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.
HHS announced unprecedented steps to expand Americans’ access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. CMS expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency.
New innovations in technology promote patient access and could make no-cost health data exchange a reality for millions. HSS proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
By Eric D. Hargan – Meeting the challenge posed by non-communicable diseases will require collaboration across public and private sectors, leveraging the strengths of each.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Brad Smith will serve as Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation at CMS and Senior Advisor to Secretary Azar for Value-Based Transformation.
By Art Gross – Enforcement is in action. That’s what Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg recently learned when they agreed to pay $85,000 in penalties to the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights for a potential violation of the HIPAA right to access provision.