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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA00 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: HIPAA Privacy: Changes To Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement 
Abstract:

This proposed rule would seek comment on proposals to modify provisions of the HIPAA Rules that may impede the transformation of the health care system to value-based health care, by limiting or discouraging care coordination and case management (including care coordination challenges arising from the opioid crisis) among hospitals, physicians (and other providers), payors, and patients. The proposals would decrease unnecessary compliance burdens, while continuing to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ protected health information (PHI). The proposed modifications also would support (and remove barriers to) the engagement of individuals with the healthcare system by strengthening individuals’ ability to access their PHI.

 
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: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 164   
Legal Authority: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Pub. L. 104-191, sec. 264.    Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Pub. L. 115-5, sec. 13405.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
RFI  11/01/2018  83 FR 64302   
RFI Comment Period End  02/19/2019 
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  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:
Marissa Gordon-Nguyen
Senior Advisor for Health Information
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:800 368-1019
TDD Phone:800 537-1697
Email: ocrprivacy@hhs.gov