Check out this summary regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of disclosures proposed rule published by HHS in the Federal Register May 31.
The proposed rule:
* Applies to any medical and healthcare payments records as well as any records used to make medical decisions about a patient.
*Includes all electronic health information and not just electronic health records.
* Excludes peer review files used only to improve care for the general patient population.
* Requires that access information be kept in access logs and include the name and address of the person, a brief description of the type of health information disclosed, and the date and time of the access. In addition, any changes to the record, including modifications, must be disclosed.
* Does not require disclosure of the reason for accessing the record.