Lexology June 24, 2022
Proskauer Rose LLP

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), recently issued new regulatory guidance relating to covered entities’ HIPAA-compliant use of remote communication technologies for audio-only telehealth services. This guidance is a direct response to a December 2021 Executive Order that tasked HHS with developing HIPAA guidance for telehealth services, with the stated goals of improving “patient experience and convenience” as the COVID-19 public health emergency subsides. HHS has issued this guidance in anticipation of the national public health emergency ending, at which time OCR’s Telehealth Notification loses effect.

The new HIPAA guidance affects covered entities in four key ways.

First, the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows covered health care providers and health plans to provide audio-only...

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Topics: Digital Health, Govt Agencies, Health IT, HHS, HIPAA, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Technology, Telehealth
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