Breaking Down The HIPAA Changes: Part 1 Of 5 What Covered Entities And Business Associates Need To Do To Comply With The Final Rule

In This Issue:

- Brief Overview of Key Modifications in the Final Rule

- Suggested Action Items for Compliance with the Final Rule

..Covered Entities

..Business Associates

- Consequences of Noncompliance Under the Modified Enforcement Rule

- Excerpt from Brief Overview of Key Modifications in the Final Rule:

Extended certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule and the Breach Notification Rule (collectively, the HIPAA Rules) to Business Associates such that a Business Associate must not only comply with such requirements but is also legally accountable to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its compliance therewith...

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