After exercising and temporarily extending enforcement discretion allowing the use of non-HIPAA-compliant communications technology for telehealth throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, HHS will resume enforcement on August 9, 2023.
The April 11, 2023, HHS announcement stated: “The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR)] is providing a 90-calendar day transition period for covered health care providers to come into compliance with the HIPAA Rules with respect to their provision of telehealth. The transition period will be in effect beginning on May 12, 2023, and will expire at 11:59 p.m. on August 9, 2023. OCR will continue to exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties on covered health care providers for noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules that occurs in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the 90-calendar day transition period.”
The APA Division of Policy, Programs, and Partnerships will host an APA member Lunch and Learn in the Policy & Practice Insights Series:
HIPAA Compliance for Telehealth
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
12:00-12:30 pm ET