HHS Issues a Limited Waiver Of HIPAA Privacy Rules in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

HHS Issues a Limited Waiver Of HIPAA Privacy Rules in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar issued a limited waiver of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Effective March 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., a covered hospital will not be subject to sanctions or penalties arising from noncompliance with the following provisions.

March 24, 2020  [ READ MORE ]

HHS Waives Telehealth Restrictions for Medicare Beneficiaries to Expand Access to COVID-19 Treatment

HHS Waives Telehealth Restrictions for Medicare Beneficiaries to Expand Access to COVID-19 Treatment

On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed the $8.3 billion Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act into law, which provided $500 million in waivers for certain Medicare telehealth restrictions during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

March 20, 2020  [ READ MORE ]