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CLIP: Insurers Welcome Changes to Addiction Treatment Privacy Rules (AIS Health)

The Alliance of Community Health Plans supports a recent federal proposal that would loosen privacy rules surrounding substance use disorder (SUD) and addiction treatment, enabling more effective coordinated care.

“At the highest level, ACHP does see the proposed rule as a positive development,” says Connie Hwang, M.D., chief medical officer of the Alliance of Community Health Plans. When an individual is undergoing treatment for SUD, “you want to make sure that all the other groups engaged in the ongoing care are aware and don’t inadvertently interfere with that or put the patient at greater danger,” she adds.

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