13 Important Things to Know about the HIPAA and CLIA Final Rule Addressing Patients’ Access to Test Results

On February 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule titled CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule:  Patients’ Access to Test Reports (“the HIPAA/CLIA Final Rule”).  The HIPAA/CLIA Final Rule amended both the HIPAA and CLIA regulations to require laboratories subject to CLIA  that are also covered entities under the HIPAA regulations (“HIPAA covered laboratories”) to provide individuals with HIPAA access rights to copies of completed test reports.  This blog post addresses 13 important… Read More >