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HHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Audio-Only Telehealth

Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date
Jun 13, 2022
Summary
Announces new guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) related to audio-only telehealth encounters using remote communication technologies to maintain compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Discusses the importance of audio-only telehealth to providing access to certain populations who cannot utilize video-audio technology, due to broadband access, disability, limited English proficiency, and other factors.
Tagged as
Patient privacy · Policy · Telehealth