New HIPAA rules go into effect

By Tristan Lejeune The deadline for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s new notification standards has come and gone, but employers’ efforts to toe the line with the latest privacy and security regulations have just begun. In essence,
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HIPAA hurdles

Article Written by:  Joe Carlson   Taken From:   Modern Healthcare Safeguarding patients’ personal health information has become a more complicated job—and potentially more punitive—thanks to a raft of new federal rules going into effect this week for healthcare companies and an
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Life’s a Breach, Part II: Omnibus Rule Revises What Constitutes a Breach under the HIPAA HITECH Breach Notification Requirements

Article Written By: John Hickman, Ashley Gillihan, Johann Lee and Carolyn Smith  Taken From: The Self Insurer HIPAA’s “Omnibus rule”1  (also referred to in this advisory as the “rule”), published on January 25, 2013, modifi ed many parts of the HIPAA regulations, including those that
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New HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule Means Required Compliance Updates for Employers By September 23, 2013

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act Omnibus Rule was published in the Federal Register January 25, 2013 and became effective March 26, 2013. Compliance with most changes becomes mandatory September
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Health care providers struggle to comply with new HIPAA data security rules

Smaller health care providers, as well as many of the firms that work with all health care providers, are struggling to comply with federal data security rules that take effect soon. But even larger health care providers would do well to examine their contracts with the firms with whi
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