By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Premier appreciates HHS proposing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) modifications intended to streamline the transition to improved care coordination and case management in value-based healthcare. Effective care management programs benefit from ongoing communications among stakeholders, especially providers, clinicians, patients and payors.
We look forward to working with the Biden administration to reduce the additional burdens and complexity on healthcare providers we believe this rule imposes, including the 180-day compliance period during the COVID-19 public health emergency and the shortened time frame within which covered entities must provide protected health information in response to individuals’ requests.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.