HIPAA Omnibus Rule
October 15, 2013

HIPAA Omnibus Rule

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Background and Recent Updates At the beginning of 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a final HIPAA omnibus rule. The details of this rule are included within 563 pages and addresses multiple issues within. The rule had actually been promised for publication one year earlier, but business associates and covered entities affected by the rule still have only eight months to comply with the established requirements. There are five major areas of change for comp

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HIPAA breach notification rule changes
September 19, 2013

HIPAA Breach Notification Rule Changes

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The new HIPAA Omnibus Rule developed by the Department of Health and Human Services has several important provisions for professionals who must remain compliant with HIPAA regulations. One of these changes involves the alterations to the Breach Notification Rule. Compliance with the new guidelines went into effect on March 26, 2013, and providers must be in total compliance by September 23, 2013. Assumption of Breach Notification Under the new guidelines, a breach requiring notificati

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Obamacare or Affordable Care Act
September 10, 2013

What Is Obamacare or Affordable Care Act?

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A Background Although there are many news stories and other sources of information floating around about Obamacare, understanding the truth behind this healthcare reform is important for realizing the actual impact it can have on your life. Obamacare is also known as Health Care reform and sets up the framework for a national health care plan improving some fundamental issues underlying health care in the United States.  Although the law is often referred to as Obamacare, t

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