Blog Posts from Healthcare

SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Mar 22, 2017
On March 21, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”)’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (“42 CFR Part 2” or “Part 2”) took effect.
Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Jan 16, 2017
The Joint Commission, which establishes standards for healthcare organizations related to the provision of safe, high quality care and accredits those organizations who meet the standards, has recently announced that the use of secure text messaging platforms to transmit patient care orders is prohibited.
Compliance Alert: Employer Sponsored, Self-funded Health Plan

Compliance Alert: Employer Sponsored, Self-funded Health Plan

Nov 17, 2016
Effective as of the first day of the plan year commencing on or after January 1, 2017, employer sponsored, self-insured health plans may be subject to the civil rights provision of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
HIPAA Compliance and Health IT

HIPAA Compliance and Health IT

Oct 01, 2016
Anne Cramer will be a panel speaker during the Vermont Information Technology Leaders 2016 Summit on Navigating the Health IT Landscape and will be presenting on the topic of “HIPAA Compliance and Health IT”.