Topic: HITECH Act

HIPAA Omnibus Rule Deadline is Sept 23rd – Here’s How to Comply…

On September 23, 2013, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Omnibus Rule goes into effect, significantly increasing the privacy and reporting obligations of covered entities and their businesses associates and subcontractors. Will you be ready? Five resources to help: DLA Piper’s HIPAA toolbox “If you are a covered entity or a business associate …… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

HIPAA Q&A: What’s the New Word on Data Breaches?

“The definition of a data ‘breach’ was changed. The Omnibus Rules replaced the more subjective ‘harm standard’ with a more objective test that requires the covered entity to determine (based on a four-factor risk assessment) whether protected health information has been ‘compromised.’” (Snell & Wilmer) One of the key components of the new HIPAA /… Read more »

Summary of Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules

No time read all 563 pages of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule? Here’s a summary of key points: Effective Date: “The Enforcement Rule changes are effective on March 26, 2013. The additional 180 days afforded for most of the provisions in the Final Rule apply… Read more »

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Modifies Privacy and Breach Notification Requirements for Health Care Providers

“The Final Rule represents the most significant development in healthcare privacy law since the issuance of the final Privacy Rule and Security Rule a decade ago.” (Morgan Lewis) On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final omnibus rule, strengthening the… Read more »