The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 17, 2013. The Rule aims to strengthen existing privacy protections within the Health... more +
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 17, 2013. The Rule aims to strengthen existing privacy protections within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), improve the government's ability to enforce those protections, and give individuals greater access to their health information. One of the most significant changes associated with the Rule is the application of HIPAA's requirements to business associates of health care providers and health care claim processors. HHS broadened HIPAA's application to these groups after several large breaches were tied to business associates.
The Biggest Changes in HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule & Recommended Action Steps—Ted Kobus
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published final regulations that modify the Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules issued pursuant to the Health Insurance...more
In This Issue:
- SPECIAL EDITION ON THE HIPAA OMNIBUS FINAL RULE PART I
- REVISIONS TO THE RULES ON BREACH NOTIFICATION
- FINAL RULE REQUIRES GROUP HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS TO UPDATE THEIR NOTICE OF PRIVACY...more
On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the long-awaited omnibus final rule (the Rule) implementing changes in current regulations under the Health...more
On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH...more
The Department of Health & Human Services released much-anticipated new rules January 17, which continue to tighten data security obligations for most companies. Specifically, HHS has modified existing Regulations (45 CFR...more
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