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Balancing the New Interoperability Rules with Existing Privacy Laws: Challenges for Payers

AHLA thanks the leaders of the Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group for contributing this feature article.
  • October 01, 2020
  • Jodi Daniel , Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Alice Hall-Partyka , Crowell & Moring LLP

Amidst the crises, changes, and new opportunities caused by COVID-19 and while regulatory attention focuses on promotion of telehealth, a tidal wave is about to crash on well-established, 20-year-old health data practices. That wave is interoperability and the liberation of health data into the hands of patients, technology companies, and others that have long been blocked or discouraged from accessing such data because of data holders’ practices—including health plans and other payers.

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