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Understanding the Challenges of Federal Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations (42 CFR Part 2 ) in the Delivery of Integrated Health Care


Wednesday, July 2, 2014
At the Annual Meeting
June 30-July 2, 2014
New York Hilton
New York, NY

This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Behavioral Health Task Force (a joint endeavor of the Business Law and Governance (BLG), Fraud and Abuse (Fraud), Health Information and Technology (HIT), Health Care Liability and Litigation (HLL), Hospitals and Health System (HHS), In-House Counsel (IHC), Labor and Employment (Labor), Payers, Plans, and Managed Care (PPMC), Physician Organizations (Physician), Post-Acute and Long Term Services (PALS), Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment (RAP), Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers (TH/AMC)).


Momentum is building toward the integration of primary and behavioral health care in various models and forms. The potential benefits of such integrated delivery systems include improved access to care, enhanced quality and outcomes, better population health management, and decreased health care costs. Sharing and exchange of patient information and collaboration among providers are essential to successful integration. The federal substance abuse confidentiality regulations (42 CFR Part 2) are widely considered a key barrier to critical information exchange. During this presentation, an expert panel will examine the legal requirements for use and disclosure of Part 2 patient information, the ins and outs of sharing protected information within an integrated delivery system, and the practical challenges of using Part 2 information in Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchanges. 


    Renée M. Popovits
    Principal Attorney
    Popovits & Robinson
    Frankfort, IL

    Kate Tipping
    Public Health Advisor, Health Information Technology Team
    Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
    Rockville, MD 

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