Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

Access to PHI...May be 15 + 15 days in the future

  • 1.  Access to PHI...May be 15 + 15 days in the future

    Posted 12-16-2020 07:25
    For those who currently need to provide access in a shorter timeframe than the 30 days under HIPAA (examples: CA, MD, TXCA and TX)...generally speaking do you find it manageable to respond within these shorter timeframes?  What can be some of the challenges?

    As we see in the NPRM, it looks like HIPAA is going from the 30 + 30...to a 15 + 15 model.  (30 + 30...30 days to act upon the request with an available one time extension of 30 days.)

    Thanks!



    Posted: 5:27 AM AZ time

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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  • 2.  RE: Access to PHI...May be 15 + 15 days in the future

    Posted 12-16-2020 11:31
    As with all release of information departments, it takes a bit more organization to make sure requests do not slip through the cracks.  Sometimes, obtaining additional support from contract services or expanding your department.  Either way, it's possible.

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    Patricia Medrano
    Manager of Release of Information
    UCI Medical Center
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  • 3.  RE: Access to PHI...May be 15 + 15 days in the future

    Posted 12-16-2020 12:50
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