Health Law / Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Alert: HHS Issues Interim Final Rule Implementing Civil Penalty Provisions of HITECH Act

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the interim final rule (the “Interim Final Rule”) implementing statutory changes to HIPAA’s civil enforcement rules resulting from the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).1 The Interim Final Rule is effective November 30, 2009.

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