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Population health, care coordination, and HIPAA: Do you need patient authorization or a business associate agreement?

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As more health care entities implement population health and care coordination initiatives, questions arise concerning the application of HIPAA to such efforts. Although HIPAA applies to protected health information used and shared by covered entities in connection with population health activities, in many circumstances HIPAA permits the use and sharing of such PHI without patient authorization or business associate agreements. READ MORE

Relaxation of SAMHSA laws intended to align with advances in health care delivery

Nicole Jobe February 20, 2018
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The final rule governing changes to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) regulations became effective February 2, 2018. The changes are intended to facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. READ MORE