90-day Reprieve on Telehealth Penalties
June 9 marks 60 days till regulations change
Jun 08, 2023 | Dialer Enterprise
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has given healthcare providers a 90-day extension before imposing penalties for non-HIPAA compliance with telehealth regulations. The extension is in effect through August 9, 2023, providing a short breather for providers to come into compliance with telehealth regulations. However, providers must continue demonstrating good faith towards telehealth compliance until then.
During the public health emergency (PHE), healthcare providers were not penalized for using non-HIPAA-compliant platforms to provide telehealth services. This was necessary to enable patients to quickly access care during the pandemic, even if their providers used Skype, FaceTime, or another non-HIPAA-compliant communication service.
With the August 9 date fast approaching, more healthcare systems are expected to adopt Doximity Dialer, which has always been HIPAA-compliant, to connect with patients.
Doximity Dialer has many benefits, including its ease of use. With just a quick click on a link, providers can convert a voice call to a video call
Doximity Dialer has many benefits, including its ease of use. With just a quick click on a link, providers can convert a voice call to a video call. Video calls enhance the quality of care and communication between providers and patients and ensure that hospitals take advantage of revenue that could be lost with a voice-only call.
Overall, while the extension provides some relief to providers, they must continue to take steps to ensure HIPAA compliance, including using HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms like Doximity Dialer. This will help healthcare providers avoid penalties and ensure patients continue to receive quality care.