Answers to Telehealth Changes, In Light of COVID-19.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency. The notification serves to empower medical providers to serve their patients, wherever they are.
But whether you’ve had the time to read the notification or not, there are bound to be questions. For instance, you may still be wondering what the differences are between telehealth and telemedicine. Or, what constitutes a non-public facing remote communication product? Or what type of patients a provider can treat under the notification?
We spent an afternoon diving head first into the notification to answer all the questions that might be raised, then wrote down the facts to save you the time (because couldn’t we all use a little more of that right now?) Download our latest whitepaper, “Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19,” where we answer your common questions, then also discuss:
- Whether the OCR Plans to Impose Penalties for HIPAA Security Rule Violations
- Which Parts of the HIPAA Rules are Included in the Notification
- What Guidance the OCR has Issued Regarding Telehealth Remote Communications