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July 22, 2020
As of 2017, just 3 in 10 substance use disorder treatment centers were exclusively using electronic methods to store and maintain patient health records, according to statistics from the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. The data was published in a brief by the Office of the…
July 22, 2020
On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act also brought significant changes to 42 CFR Part 2 to partially align with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Such changes will be…
July 16, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration this week announced the adoption of 42 CFR Part 2 revisions that it says are designed to facilitate care coordination between providers while maintaining privacy protections.
March 13, 2020
West Virginia’s two senators, Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, have reintroduced legislation aimed at modernizing 42 CFR Part 2 regulations.
August 26, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on Thursday proposed a series of revisions to 42 CFR Part 2 regulations in an effort “to facilitate better coordination of care for substance use disorders which will also enhance care for opioid use disorder.” Among the proposed…
August 15, 2019
There is a lot of work being done in Washington to address substance use disorders, Slingshot Solutions principal Andrew Kessler told NCAD East attendees on Thursday. “But we’re still not at the point where policymakers fully understand the disease,” he said. “And as a result, policies are…
February 21, 2019
Like all stakeholders, those in behavioral healthcare must implement the best infrastructure to support information sharing, collaborative care and accurate analytics.
July 06, 2017
Providers like the convenience of messaging colleagues and patients, not realizing that they could be violating HIPAA regulations by sending protected health information. It’s a fairly common problem.
February 06, 2017
Providers must confer with federal HIPAA guidance as well as state laws permitting patients access to their clinical records upon request.
August 02, 2016
The American Telemedicine Association report card helps decision-makers assess which states are supportive of new telehealth services and which ones have failed to remove roadblocks.
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