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CFR 42, Part 2

Experts debate 42 CFR Part 2’s role in today’s world

July 16, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington

Although changes to 42 CFR Part 2 took place in recent months, the rule has always been top of mind for treatment centers. And now that legislation passed in June to align privacy for substance-use-disorder patients with HIPAA, the rule continues to make...

How to comply with patient record requests

February 6, 2017  |  David Raths

Providers must confer with federal HIPAA guidance as well as state laws permitting patients access to their clinical records upon request.

FAQs: What new SAMHSA confidentiality regulations mean to you

February 3, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone

SAMHSA recently published its long-awaited final rules governing confidentiality of patient records for substance abuse disorders. Here is what treatment centers need to know about them.

Proposed changes to 42 CFR Part 2 will affect providers

September 29, 2016  |  Nicholas Merkin

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.

4 steps to prepare for HIE participation

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

HIEs can help providers offer a higher quality of care that reflects well in a value-based payment model, but significant groundwork must be completed before participating.

BHOs say providers are lukewarm on MAT

August 3, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A study published by the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness finds managed care is receptive to medication-assisted treatment, but not all care providers share their point of view.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

What Obama’s gun rule means to you

June 2, 2016  |  Craig D. Bronsnick, Esq.

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.

Debate arises over HHS Part 2 rules

March 22, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Existing privacy rules are too cumbersome for today’s integrated world, say proponents of change to 42 CFR Part 2, while others argue that the new privacy rule changes are too broad.

Mediocre Senate bill could include EHR incentives

March 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A potential amendment to the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, now approved by the Senate HELP committee, would allow behavioral health providers to receive federal incentive money to implement EHRs.

NatCon16 Roundup

March 11, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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.

The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona breaks new ground

February 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland

The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona specializes in the exchange of data, both medical/surgical and behavioral health data, to help foster more integrated care among its stakeholders.


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