MPS Raises Concerns about HIPAA Proposal

In cooperation with the APA, the MPS submitted comments to the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services regarding their proposed modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to support and remove barriers to coordinated care and individual engagement.  The proposed HIPAA changes aim to strengthen individuals’ rights to access their own health information, improve information sharing for care coordination and case management, facilitate family and caregiver involvement in emergencies, and enhance flexibilities for disclosures in emergencies.  In view of all the changes stemming from the pandemic, the MPS also requested that HHS extend the effective and compliance deadlines for implementation of the rule.