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Is Your HIPAA Compliance Program Ready for the FTC?

Everyone in healthcare knows that the next round of HIPAA audits is coming. Covered entities and business associates have long been advised to review and update their HIPAA security risk analyses, have business associate...more

A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry: HIPAA...

Changes to the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule - Background: The HITECH Act required Covered Entities to notify individuals, HHS, and in some cases, the media, of a Breach of Unsecured PHI. A Business Associate is...more

A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry: GINA

Background: GINA prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s genetic information in both the employment and health coverage contexts. In 2009, HHS published a notice of proposed rulemaking to strengthen the privacy...more

A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry: HIPAA...

Changes to the HIPAA Enforcement Rule - Background: On October 30, 2009, HHS issued an interim final rule revising the Enforcement Rule to incorporate provisions of the HITECH Act. The NPRM then proposed a number of...more

A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry: HIPAA...

Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Background: The HIPAA Privacy Rule governs the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Prior to the HITECH Act, the Privacy Rule only applied to Covered Entities...more

A Detailed Analysis of Changes to HIPAA and the Implications for Healthcare Providers and Others in the Healthcare Industry

On Friday, January 25, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") published a final rule modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules (the "Final...more

2/1/2013  /  GINA , Healthcare , HIPAA , HITECH , OCR

HIPAA Rules... Finally!

Yesterday, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules (the "Final...more

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