n4a Encourages HHS to Consider Modifying Privacy Law Regulations

In comments submitted earlier this week, n4a encouraged HHS to consider the evolving demands of care coordination and integration in regulations governing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Specifically, n4a requested that the agency ensure that health care entities are able to efficiently share necessary patient information with AAAs and other CBOs that partner with health care providers to deliver health-related social services and supports.

n4a's comments were informed by n4a member feedback following a recent Advocacy Alert. All comments will be publicly available following HHS review. The agency issued a Request for Information from stakeholders, which does not guarantee policy change, but is an important first step toward modifying existing regulations. n4a will provide updates as they are available.