HHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA Regulations Applicability to Audio-Only Telehealth

Published: 06/15/2022

  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has issued new guidance on how covered health care providers and health plans can use remote communication technologies to provide audio-only telehealth services consistent within the applicable requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, including when OCR’s Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Tele

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