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 ….
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.
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).
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…
Privacy Monday – September 23, 2013: Today is HIPAA Compliance Day – 5 Things That You Should Have Done
Today’s the day! Today marks the long-awaited compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
Today, September 23, 2013, marks the deadline for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Omnibus Rule that was issued in January 2013.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made available a series of model Notices of Privacy Practices for health care providers and health plans. Changes to privacy regulations known as the HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule went into effect in late March 2013.
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.
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).