Workers’ Compensation Plans Need Continued Access to Medical Information in a New HIT System

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee moves forward with its effort to implement Health IT reforms, SIIA’s Government Relations staff continues to work with Committee Members and staff to ensure that self-insured workers’ compensation plans maintain their ability to access medical information they need to accurately and efficiently process claims. As privacy concerns associated with IT are being debated, SIIA staff requested that WC plans are not inadvertently denied information that they currently have access to today under HIPAA. For a copy of SIIA’s recently submitted formal request to the Committee, click here.