On December 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collaborated on announcing proposed HIPAA changes, intended to “empower patients” and “improve coordination of care”.
That’s encouraging, although one would have thought that to be unnecessary by now. HIPAA was enacted in 1996. It is a little surprising this remains a problem.
The announcement and proposals occupy approximately 350 pages, accessible through this link, so we are going to wait until we get something more specific to discuss actual language, but the changes that appear to have the most potential impact are as follows:
February 24, 2021
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