HHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Audio-Only Telehealth
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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.
Patient privacy · Policy · Telehealth