Policy briefing: The Lower Health Care Costs Act open for comments until June 5th

May 29, 2019 // News Room, Our Blog

Senate HELP leaders propose new, bipartisan legislation to address the high costs of healthcare. Comments are due by June 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time to LowerHealthCareCosts@help.senate.gov.   On May 23, 2019, leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Democrat Patty Murray (Washington) and Republican Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) announced the […]

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TEFCA version 2 comments are due on June 17, 2019

May 8, 2019 // News Room, Our Blog

For readers new to the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), please see here and here. In this third installment, we discuss TEFCA version 2, how it differs from the previous effort, and what stakeholders may wish to consider as they develop comments.   Comments are due to the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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HHS releases five new HIPAA FAQs for “Right of Access”

May 6, 2019 // News Room, Our Blog

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights occasionally issues new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to clarify how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to other new policy or law. Since HHS recently proposed two new rules related to patient data and how third-party application developers may […]

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