INSIGHT: Interoperability and Patient Access Rule Poses HIPAA Issues
The CMS’s interoperability and patient access rule is designed to provide patients more access to their health information, but it also creates additional obligations to notify patients and health plan members of any changes in privacy practices. In Part 2 of a two-part series outlining implementation considerations for the coming interoperability and information blocking laws, Bradley attorneys examine what the CMS rules require, best practices for advancing interoperability securely, and initial steps for health-care organizations and health plans to get started.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s interoperability and patient access rule became effective in final form on June 30, 2020. Under the rule, physicians and post-acute care providers will begin to receive information on hospital events for care coordination. Patients and their third-party app providers will...