• Opinion: The staggering financial burden of a proposed HIPAA rule

    13 days ago - By STAT

    The already beleaguered U.S. health care system is facing a new and costly threat that will affect patient care and ultimately may lead to hospital closures : paying for and processing a torrent of medical record requests.
    While the news media in 2022 focused on hospitals' billions of dollars of losses , negative operating margins, and other daunting post-pandemic challenges , a set of costly modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services mostly flew under the radar.
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