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OCR is Serious About Patients’ Rights to Access Records, Announcing Enforcement Actions Against 5 Providers

When providers, health plans, business associates, and even patients and plan participants think of the HIPAA privacy and security rules (‘HIPAA Rules”), they seem to be more focused on the privacy and security aspects of the HIPAA Rules. That is, for example, safeguarding an individual’s protected health information (PHI) to avoid data breaches or avoiding … Continue Reading

HHS Announces Proposed Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) announced proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to implement new requirements concerning individuals' rights to access reports and accountings of disclosures of their protected health information. The announcement seeks comments from the public as the agency hopes to craft the law so as to provide the greatest transparency for individuals with respect to access to and disclosures of their PHI, while minimizing the burden on covered entities and business associates.… Continue Reading
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