Complying with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Mandates under the HITECH Act: A Field Guide for Benefits Brokers and Consultants and other Business Associates

more+
less-

Better known colloquially as the “stimulus” bill, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (the Act) contained a hodgepodge of additional provisions with little apparent connection to the U.S. economy. Title XIII of the Act, entitled the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, is such a provision. Among other things, HITECH makes “business associates” directly responsible for complying with certain provisions of the HIPAA privacy rule and all of the HIPAA security rules. But as a consequence of an important disconnect between the Act’s legislative history relating to the scope of the expansion of the privacy rule, it is not entirely clear what is required. Moreover, while the statutory effective date is fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has yet to issue guidance in the matter.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

more+
less-

Mintz Levin - Employment Matters on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×