HIPAA Compliance and Telemedicine

Did you know that Medicare telehealth enhancements are here to stay, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) HIPAA waivers are going away on May 11?

The White House announced the official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will occur on May 11. Subsequently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released policy changes that will occur when the PHE ends.

Specifically, after May 11, all providers will be expected to return to pre-COVID privacy and security policies related to telehealth use, which includes ensuring your telehealth platform is HIPAA-compliant. Any practice using popular video chat applications, or any other non-compliant platform, will be at risk for potential HIPAA violations.

Now is the time to switch to NextGen Office Premium Patient Portal™, a HIPAA-compliant video solution embedded in your EHR/PM. Designed for healthcare, it’s easy to use and convenient for your patients. 

In addition to a HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform the NextGen Office   patient portal allows your patients to enter and update their medical history, view labs, securely message your office, pay their bill and many more features and benefits that patient's expect from their health care provider today.

We urge you to watch our recent webinar, HHS Requires Use of HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Solution by May 11

The webinar recording explores the following topics:

 * Details about important HHS policy/regulatory changes taking place on May 11
* What differentiates our telehealth solution from other solutions
* Benefits of our telehealth solution
* How virtual visits fit into the patient journey
* Q & A

Practices can’t afford to miss out on the benefits of integrated virtual visits. More than 70% of people expect to access virtual care—post-pandemic, according to a survey by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.

To learn more about the NextGen Office Patient portal or to schedule a demo of NextGen Office please click the link below.

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AVS Medical

Written by AVS Medical