HIPAA

HIPAA Progress: Incremental or By a Leap?

By Matt Fisher – After a bit longer of a delay than was initially expected, the Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule to change pieces of HIPAA. The proposed rule is the outcome from a request for information that closed in February of 2019, where HHS posed a number of questions mostly focused on how HIPAA interacts with value based care goals.






Deny Patient Access at Own Risk

By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights continues its recent attention to enforcing an individual’s right of access under HIPAA. The latest step is the concurrent announcement of five settlements with various entities for alleged failures to provide records upon request.



Is HIPAA Obsolete?

By Jay Eisenstock – In 2003, the health care industry scrambled to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This rule is composed of regulations for the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information in healthcare treatment, payment and operations by covered entities.