Burns & Associates Survey

April 23, 2014

The issue of sharing individual identifiable personal health information (PHI) has not yet been resolved; the solution most recently proposed by Burns & Associates merely changes the data transmitted via email (in fact potentially making it more likely to identify an individual as a service recipient); it does not change the fact that Burns & Associates will be able to review claims and/or assessment data for individuals which is clearly PHI.  Each provider must make their own decision about whether the  release of PHI under these circumstances is in compliance with their own policies and with Federal Law.