domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

New Rule Improves Exchange of Medical Information to Protect Privacy

New Rule Improves Exchange of Medical Information to Protect Privacy

New Rule Improves the Exchange of Medical Information in Ways That Protect the Privacy of People Receiving Substance Use Treatment

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized changes to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2).These changes aim to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. The new rule is published in today's Federal Register. For information on major provisions of the rule, please refer to SAMHSA's press release.
View Rule in Federal Register
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
In addition to the Final Rule, HHS is also issuing a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) today. The SNPRM is being issued to seek public input on some additional clarifications and suggestions, especially regarding the important role of contractors, subcontractors, and legal representatives in the health care system with respect to payment and health care operations.
All persons are invited to comment on the proposed clarifications by using one of the methods outlined in the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Please note that, to be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than
5 p.m. Eastern Time on February 17, 2017. All comments received by that deadline will be considered by SAMHSA.

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