Not knowing whether I’d be out of the hospital in time to submit my comments, I posted an early draft this weekend. I had the opportunity to update and amend that draft and submitted my final comments just now at regulations.gov. The link below will take you to a .pdf of the comments submitted.
For those who still wish to comment, the commenting period is open until February 12 2019, at 11:59 PM ET. Submissions are accepted here.
Your comments do NOT have to be as detailed as mine. You can write general feedback on any of the areas of the RFI or answer any of the questions within to the extent you wish. I highly recommend you do submit comments, particularly on Section 2. As a reminder, I’ve written a recap of all the sections and what they’re all about here. And if you need a few tips on how to submit a comment, I’ve written a post to help you which can be found here.
I will be sure to update you when hear from HHS about the submissions received and any rules the promulgate as a result.
Thank you for all who have engaged in this process – whether you took the time simply to learn about HIPAA or were able to submit comments yourself. Your voices matter and will make a big difference in the lives of patients everywhere.