Analysis: HIPAA Enforcement in a Biden Administration
Healthcare Info Security
Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
The Department of Health and Human Services last week issued its 10th settlement involving a HIPAA "right of access" case since launching its patient records access initiative last year. But how might HIPAA enforcement priorities at HHS' Office for Civil Rights change under a Biden administration?
Some observers predict that enforcing compliance with HIPAA's "right of access" requirements will continue to be a top priority. But the fate of unfinished work - such as potential changes to the HIPAA rules as well as revival of a HIPAA compliance audit program that has been shelved since the end of the Obama administration - is unclear.
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