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Doctors, Hospitals: Align 42 CFR Part 2 With HIPAA, Reduce Burdens

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / February 21, 2019 at 6:11 PM
Physician and hospital groups called for aligning the strict privacy scheme that requires explicit patient consent to share substance abuse treatment records with the more lax Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards, as well as for fewer regulations, in response to the HHS Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) request for feedback on how HIPAA might be getting in the way of value-based care. As part of the so-called Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, run by HHS Deputy Secretary...


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