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New Opioid Law Includes Expanded Patient Data Sharing Provision

October 26, 2018 - President Donald Trump signed into law this week a sweeping opioid measure that includes expanded patient data sharing regarding opioid and other substance addiction treatment information. The law, however, does not include a provision supported by many in healthcare that would have allowed the sharing of information about a substance abuse patient’s treatment without the...


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OCR Drafts NPRM on ‘Good Faith’ Patient Data Disclosure Rules

by Fred Donovan

OCR is drafting a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on “good faith” disclosures of patient data by healthcare providers in patient emergencies, such as an opioid overdose. This disclosure could be done without the...

HHS Pushes for Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule, 42 CFR Part 2

by Fred Donovan

In the next few months, HHS plans to issue requests for information (RFIs) about changing the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2 to make it easier for doctors, hospitals, and payers to coordinate in delivering value-based care and...

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