Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement

Industry Note:
Common Rule Updates Delayed ... Again

As the feds continue to downsize administrative burdens, HIPAA’s “Common Rule” language is adapted for ease of use and implementation, safeguarding protected health information (PHI) in research. Background: The 21st Century Cures Act instructed HHS that it must offer “‘Guidance Related to Streamlining Authorization’ under HIPAA for uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) for research,” noted an HHS [...]