HHS Issues Model Privacy Notices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

HHS Issues Model Privacy Notices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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 providers and group health plans, available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/modelnotices.html

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Ten Days, Ten Tips On HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance: Make Compliance an Ongoing, Living Process

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | September 23, 2013
Ten Days, Ten Tips On HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance: Make Compliance an Ongoing, Living Process

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 few of this blog’s readers will continue to move toward Omnibus Rule compliance for months to come, so I will continue to post tips that might be useful (and may help you implement TIP TEN).

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Countdown to HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance: Two Tips On Business Associates and Agents

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | September 23, 2013
Countdown to HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance: Two Tips On Business Associates and Agents

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 through SEVEN so as to make my own deadline.  I will post TIP TEN before midnight tonight…

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Countdown to HIPAA/HITECH: Know Where Your Protected Health Info is and Who Handles It

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | September 17, 2013
Countdown to HIPAA/HITECH: Know Where Your Protected Health Info is and Who Handles It

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. 

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