New HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Deadline of September 23, 2013
by Gary S. Young on August 27, 2013
Are you aware that there is a compliance deadline set for September 23, 2013 that may apply to your business? When originally passed, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) introduced new rules regarding the use and disclosure of a patient’s personal health information (“PHI”). Over the years, unless your business was directly involved in providing healthcare services, HIPAA compliance probably was not on your compliance radar. A law passed in 2009 and known as “HITECH” will now change that perspective for some businesses.
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