CMS Publishes Interim Final Rule on GINA

On Wednesday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the interim final rule for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). In it, CMS modifies the HIPAA privacy rule to explicitly include genetic information within the definition of health information.  The rule also proposes to: prohibit health plans from using or disclosing protected health information that is genetic information for underwriting...

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