More Highlights of the HIPAA Disclosure Proposed Rule

More Highlights of the HIPAA Disclosure Proposed Rule

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.