Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Blog Posts From August 2020
Blog: CMS Guidance For Compliance With Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule
Date: August 27, 2020
Title: CMS Guidance For Compliance With Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule
Summary: In a guidance document published on August 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided enforcement deadlines and implementation guidance regarding the long awaited CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. The final rule was published on May 1 of this year and includes several new requirements applicable to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)....
Blog: Healthcare Providers Beware: HIPAA Applies When Complying With Subpoenas
Date: August 18, 2020
Title: Healthcare Providers Beware: HIPAA Applies When Complying With Subpoenas
Summary: Much scrutiny has been given to the treatment for COVID-19 and the use of funds in fighting it. In time, the local, state, and federal governments will be investigating or prosecuting organizations accepting COVID-19 funds or treating those with the coronavirus. Covered entities, such as healthcare providers and health plans, might be served with subpoenas and discovery requests. It is important to know how to manage the release or disclosure of patient information subject to these requests....