FAH urges HHS' tiger team to stick with HIPAA privacy rules

11/23/2010 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The Federation of American Hospitals reminded the HHS' Privacy and Security Tiger Team that HIPAA does not require patient consent for payment and treatment, and said that the tiger team should not go beyond HIPAA's scope in crafting new privacy rules. "We're saying you shouldn't go further in the incentive program than what is required in the federal rule," an FAH official said.

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