Although the proposed rules have yet to be finalized, many addiction treatment providers are asking how to make sure they are in compliance with 42 CFR, Part 2 and how they might prepare for any upcoming changes.
Under the final rule, providers and others are in fact permitted to disclose private health information under HIPAA—without patient authorization—to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The atmosphere in Las Vegas for the 2016 NatCon annual conference was clearly celebratory in the wake of the industry accomplishments, but also took on a renewed focus on addiction and social determinants of health.
Federal health leaders are accepting comments on a proposed 42 CFR Part 2 rule that would modify the patient consent form to allow more granular disclosure of data for the sake of better care coordination. The change has been a long time in coming.