The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a request for information as it prepares a rule covering the accounting of disclosures of protected health information under the HITECH Act.
The act amends the HIPAA privacy rule to require covered entities to account for disclosures of electronic PHI to carry out treatment, payment and health care operations. "This document is a request for information with respect to learning of such disclosures, the administrative burden on covered entities and business associates of accounting for such disclosures, and other information that may inform the department's rulemaking in this area," according to a RFI published May 3 in the Federal Register.
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