The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have announced they are proposing changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to remove barriers to coordinated care and reduce the regulatory burdens on the healthcare industry.
The proposed new changes include:
Health officials believe the proposed changes will break down barriers that have stood in the way of care coordination for too long. The proposed reforms should reduce burdens on providers and empower patients and their families to enable better healthcare while upholding HIPAA’s privacy and security law.
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