The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule last winter. While comments were originally due in March, OCR extended the timeline until May 6, 2021. To comment before the deadline, you should use the comment portal available on federalregister.gov.
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On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated and unanimous ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) clarifying the definition of automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”). The TCPA was enacted to limit abusive telemarketing actions by setting limits on the use of ATDS’s. The TCPA regulates […]
The legislatures in Iowa and Nebraska both updated licensure statues for physician assistants (PAs) in 2020. The focuses of the statutory amendments were slightly different in the two states, but both had the effect of providing greater PA independence from their supervising physicians. Legislative action gained steam after nurse practitioners […]
While providers have been gearing up for compliance with the Information Blocking Rule, the compliance date for the less often cited but no less important revision to the Conditions of Participation (“CoPs”) requiring “Electronic Notifications” is also just around the corner on May 1, 2021. At the same time that […]
While 2020 saw the publication of the other final rules comprising the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” the long-awaited proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule were published on December 10, 2020. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) addresses several anticipated changes […]