Ending today is the comment period for modifying HIPAA. The
Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights is looking for
information on how HIPAA laws may discourage or limit information
sharing needed for care coordination or the evolution to value
The Department of Defense proposed rule adding PTAs and OTAs as
eligible providers--the APTA is aware of the errors in this rule,
and will be submitting comments for language and terminology
changes. Those comments are due by February 19th.
The Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force is
looking for feedback on its draft report. This is a federal
advisory committee established by the Comprehensive Addiction and
Recovery Act of 2016 to propose updates to best practices and issue
recommendations that address gaps or inconsistencies for managing
chronic and acute pain. If you work with the chronic pain
population, please submit your comments by April 1, 2019.