HIPAA privacy rule changes 2013
October 22, 2013

HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

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When it came time for review and changes in the 2013 Omnibus Rulemaking, multiple changes were made that impact the HIPAA Privacy Rule. All professionals deemed responsible for the protection of patient information under HIPAA must maintain an understanding of current HIPAA regulations and keep an eye out for proposed and enacted changes that will affect compliance. Changes to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Genetic information is from here on out classified as “protec

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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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