HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis

In response to the opioid crisis, the Trump administration and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued additional information relevant to both providers and patients. A December 18, 2017 press release included the following highlights of these actions:

Nation Wide E-Prescribing - Now Legal in Every State!

A change in rules now allows every state to send all prescriptions electrically, including hydrocodone and morphine! Vermont was the last state to enact the updated administrative rules on Aug 28, 2015.

Read more here on the new rules that authorize e-RX of controlled substances. Check out the article by Fierce HealthIT

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