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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA00 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: HIPAA Privacy: Changes to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care 
Abstract:

This proposed rule would publish for comment proposals to modify provisions of the HIPAA Rules which present barriers that limit or discourage coordinated care and case management (including care coordination challenges arising from the opioid crisis) among hospitals, physicians (and other providers), payors, and patients, or otherwise impose regulatory burdens that may impede the transformation to value-based health care without providing commensurate privacy or security protections for patients' protected health information (PHI) and while maintaining patients' ability to control the use or disclosure of their PHI and to access PHI. This proposed rule would subsume the previous 0945-AA09 entry in the Regulatory Agenda. 

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 164   
Legal Authority: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Pub. L. 104-191, sec. 264115-5, sec. 13405(c)    Health Insurance Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Pub. L. 115-5, sec.13405(c)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The statutory deadline to issue a rule on accounting of disclosures was 06/01/2010.  06/01/2010 

Overall Description of Deadline: Required by the HITECH Act. Statutory deadline contingent on further regulatory action.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/31/2011  76 FR 31426   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/01/2011    
RFI  11/01/2018  83 FR 64302   
NPRM Withdrawal  07/00/2019 
NPRM  07/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andra Wicks
Health Information Privacy Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 774-3081
TDD Phone:800 537-7697
Email: andra.wicks@hhs.gov