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January 5, 2012 Financial Management Work Group Conference Call

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Conference Call Schedule

  • Every other week on Thursday @ 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
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January 5, 2012 Call Agenda

  • Roll Call, review minutes, and approve agenda – 5 minutes
  • Vote on approving HL7 v2.9 Proposal 718 per discussions from the December 15th call and Review of FT1 proposal FM listserv email – 25 minutes
  • Finalize San Antonio FM WG – 25 minutes



Discussion and vote on HL7 v2.9 Proposal 718

  • Kathleen moves to approve; Serafina seconds. Motion passes. Vote: 0-0-2

Finalized San Antonio WG agenda with addition of a discussion on HITECH Self-Pay Proposed Rule implications on Provider financial management systems and standards, which are being discussed by the ONC S&I Data Segmentation for Privacy Initiative. Goal is to create short white paper reflecting financial and administrative standards issues. Action Items: Kathleen to post the regulatory reference documents with the minutes and to edit [the FM meeting schedule to include discussion of this topic Wednesday Q4.]

HITECH Self-Pay Regulatory Provisions

[45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act; Proposed Rule page 40899 forward] § 164.522 Rights to request privacy protection for protected health information. (a)(1) * * * (ii) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(1)(vi) of this section, a covered entity is not required to agree to a restriction. * * * * *(vi) A covered entity must agree to the request of an individual to restrict disclosure of protected health information about the individual to a health plan if: (A) The disclosure is for the purpose of carrying out payment or health care operations and is not otherwise required by law; and (B) The protected health information pertains solely to a health care item or service for which the individual, or person other than the health plan on behalf of the individual, has paid the covered entity in full. (2) Implementation specifications: Terminating a restriction. A covered entity may terminate a restriction, if: * * * * *(iii) The covered entity informs the individual that it is terminating its agreement to a restriction, except that such termination is: (A) Not effective for protected health information restricted under paragraph (a)(1)(vi) of this section; and (B) Only effective with respect to protected health information created or received after it has so informed the individual. (3) Implementation specification: Documentation. A covered entity must document a restriction in accordance with § 160.530(j) of this subchapter.

Meeting was adjourned at 2:55 Eastern

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