Following a survey of about 1,340 members, the Medical Group Management Association is calling on the HHS Office for Civil Rights to withdraw its proposed rule governing the accounting of disclosures of protected health information.

The association contends the rule is overly burdensome and unworkable, and asks that HHS engage group practices and other stakeholders to develop a consensus-driven solution. "If enacted as proposed, the rule would require medical practices that maintain electronic patient information to have the capability to product a detailed report of every instance a patient's information was accessed by any staff member for any reason, including submitting claims for payment," according to an MGMA statement.

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