MACPAC Wants HHS To Clarify Substance Abuse Privacy Law

By James Romoser / March 2, 2018 at 12:53 PM
Congress’ Medicaid advisory commission is calling on HHS to clarify what the commission described as widespread confusion among providers and patients over a 46-year-old privacy law intended to protect the privacy of people treated for drug addiction. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission voted Thursday (March 1) to recommend that HHS issue subregulatory guidance and provide technical assistance aimed at educating state programs, plans and providers about how the law affects medical records that contain information about a...

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