AHIMA Comments on Modernizing HIPAA

2019-03-03 | American Health Information Management Assoc (AHIMA)

AHIMA submitted comments on the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ Request for Information (RFI) on Modifying HIPAA to Improve Coordinated Care. The RFI seeks to identify provisions of HIPAA that impede the transformation to value-based healthcare or that limit care coordination. AHIMA’s comments included policy recommendations on improving patient access to their health information and concerns over the implementation of a HITECH Act provision that requires an accounting of disclosures to include disclosures made for treatment, payment and healthcare operations through an electronic health record.