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Health and Human Services Relaxes HIPAA Penalties for Telehealth Services for ANY Reason – Does Not Have to Be COVID-19 Related
Posted on: 3/20/2020

Effective immediately, physicians may use any audio or video communication technology that is non-public facing to care for patients, and physicians won’t face penalties if these telehealth technologies do not fully comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements. That’s according to an announcement from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights, which has chosen to exercise its HIPAA enforcement discretion due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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