Whether your nonprofit entity is an employer that provides health insurance to your employees, an organization in the growing health care industry, a hospital, or other medical provider — or you provide services to any of those entities — you need to know about changes to the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which were made by the final omnibus HIPAA rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 25, 2013 (the “Final Regulations”). These Final Regulations implement changes made under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Nearly every organization in the health care industry (and every service provider to those organizations) is affected by these changes.

Among other things, the Final Regulations...

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