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CMIA Amendments Increase Health Care Providers’ Responsibility for Protecting Enrollees’ Privacy

Newly enacted Assembly Bill 1184 (“AB 1184”) will effectuate revisions to the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act that will require significant changes to the operational practices and risk management assessments of health care providers and insurers. AB 1184's changes to the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act reflect a shift toward compartmentalizing the medical information of a patient, enrollee or insured individual (“Enrollees”) away from the policyholder – whether that policyholder is the spouse, guardian or parent of the Enrollee. The new ...

Posted in COVID-19, HIPAA
Providers Permitted to Use Video Chat Applications During COVID-19 Pandemic

Recognizing the need to empower healthcare providers to reach those most at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently issued a notification announcing that it will not impose penalties for noncompliance with HIPAA Rules against those healthcare entities who utilize video and voice applications to provide telehealth services.

During this national emergency, covered healthcare providers can use any non-public facing application to communicate with patients, such as Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger ...

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