Health Data Management January 15, 2019
Matthew Fisher

With the holidays quickly receding, there was some time for reflection. I spent some time considering different issues about HIPAA. Here are some of my various musings about HIPAA.

  • Why is it assumed that HIPAA and the goals of value-based care cannot co-exist with HIPAA as currently in place? The permissible uses and disclosures under treatment, payment and healthcare operations are quite extensive. In fact, in beginning to work on comments for submission to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in response to the request for information, population health style concepts are already included in the definition of health care operations. Further, sharing of information among healthcare providers and payers is clearly permissible. If other parties are brought into the...

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