The Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently published a Request for Information (RFI) related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH).  Public comments on the RFI are due by February 11, 2019.

We are encouraged by OCR’s willingness to consider the operational challenges encountered by the health care industry by the current regulatory regime and will be hosting a roundtable to discuss current challenges posed by the Privacy Rule and how to best respond to the RFI.