HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule

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
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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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.  Here’s “TIP THREE” – TIP THREE: Covered Entities and Business Associates:  make sure you know where your Protected... Continue Reading
Privacy Monday: FTC Tangles with Facebook, HIPAAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule Looming, "Small" No Excuse for a Breach 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