HHS issues HIPAA, CMS regulatory waivers to Texas hospitals

Medcity News

Anuja Vaidya

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued several waivers for Texas hospitals reeling from the devastating winter storm that has gripped the state. These waivers provide flexibility in complying with HIPAA rules and other federal regulations.

Texans are experiencing a harrowing February. Record-low temperatures sent life in Texas into a tail-spin this month, with residents facing major transportation issues, lack of access to clean water and power outages that left millions without heat. About 26 people have died since...

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