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Jen Pike on Upcoming HIPAA Changes

September 8, 2023

In a new article for Healthcare Risk Management, Jennifer Pike, a health care partner in Thompson Coburn’s Washington D.C. office, discusses how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to delay the finalization of proposed modifications to HIPAA until December 2024 or later.

She covers what tasks covered entities and business associates would be required to complete:

  • Update Notice of Privacy Practices to address changes related to patient rights for accessing their PHI;
  • Update policies and procedures to address the same;
  • Update policies and procedures to take advantage of increased flexibilities in sharing PHI for care coordination and emergency situations.

The final rule may also address issues related to reproductive health care and aligning regulations between 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA.

Read the full article here.