HHS Seeks Advice On Improving HIPAA Rules

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to assist OCR in identifying provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations that may impede the transformation to value-based health care or that limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and covered entities (including hospitals, physicians, and other providers, payors, and insurers), without meaningfully contributing to the protection of the privacy or security of individuals’ protected health information. Comments must be submitted on or before February 12, 2019. 

The RFI can be obtained at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-12-14/pdf/2018-27162.pdf.