CMS WaiverHCA News Release March 19, 2020
HB 2099 (PDF)
HCA Offers Limited Number of No-Cost Telehealth Technology Licenses for ProvidersHCA Apple Health (Medicaid) Coverage for Telemedicine Services (PDF)WA State DOH, Waiver of Certain BH Licensing and Certification Requirements (PDF)CMS TelemedicineHHS Telehealth Services
Document outlines the relaxation around the means by which healthcare providers can render telehealth services: Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangouts video, or Skype. Platforms not acceptable to be utilized: Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok, and similar video communication applications are public facing, and should not be used in the provision of telehealth by covered health care providers.It also outlines other more compliant means to render telehealth treatment (where BAAs can be put into place).
HIPAA Journal, Covered hospitals in adhering to certain HIPAA requirements
The requirements to obtain a patient's agreement to speak with family members or friends involved in the patient's care – 45 CFR 164.510(b)The requirement to honor a request to opt out of the facility directory – 45 CFR 164.510(a)The requirement to distribute a notice of privacy practices – 45 CFR 164.520The patient's right to request privacy restrictions – 45 CFR 164.522(a)The patient's right to request confidential communications – 45 CFR 164.522(b)
HHS HIPAA for Telehealth – “Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency”