Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead …. Day One – - HIPAA 2014 – Where will the Audit Trail Lead? Written by: Dianne Bourque and Kimberly Gold The year 2013 started with a bang for... Continue Reading
By Adam Greene Just in time for the September 23, 2013, deadline for compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a set of model notices of privacy practices for health care provide...
Here’s the official 10th tip to help you comply with today’s Omnibus Rule deadline. However, since I had to make TIP TWO into TIPs TWO through SEVEN when I realized my time had was running out, I will continue to blog a few more tips over the coming weeks. I expect that at least a... Continue Reading
Where did the time go? Today’s the day – September 23, 2013. This is compliance day for most of the Omnibus Rule changes. I had a feeling this deadline would catch up with me faster than I would be able to blog my 10 tips, so I’m going to count “TIP TWO” as tips TWO... Continue Reading
Today’s the day! Today marks the long-awaited compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. In case you have put any thoughts of compliance with the Omnibus Rule out of your mind, you can no longer escape. Here are the key five things that you should have done by today: Update Notices of Privacy Practices... Continue Reading
Today marks the deadline for compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule that was issued in January 2013. Covered entities, business associates and subcontractors that access, use or disclose protected health information should ensure that they meet the new compliance requirements outlined in this post.
Written by: Stephanie Willis The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has granted certain clinical laboratories a temporary reprieve from the requirement to update their Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) by September 23, 2013, the deadline imposed by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. As a result, OCR will not take enforcement action or impose civil money penalties against laboratories that... Continue Reading
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, released model Notices of Privacy Practices.
You are probably getting sick of hearing about the September 23, 2013 deadline for compliance with the HIPAA omnibus rule, as we have posted several times about this over the past six months (click here, here, or here for more information). However, given that we have been hounding employers to take action to ensure compliance by this deadline, we thought it only fair that we inform you about a development that makes compliance a bit easier.
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Unless the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) makes another last-minute, litigation-inspired decision to delay the September 23, 2013 compliance date, we’re well into the 10-day countdown for compliance with most of the Omnibus Rule requirements. Here’s “TIP THREE” – TIP THREE: Covered Entities and Business Associates: make sure you know where your Protected... Continue Reading
Dis-Like! Senator Markey Urges the FTC to Investigate Facebook’s New Policies Written By Adam Veness As we previously reported here, Facebook has proposed a number of revisions to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. In response to these proposed changes, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the Federal... Continue Reading