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HIPAA Changes Required by 2013 Omnibus Rule

Posted in Health Reform, Practice Management

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule,” implementing various provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as the related to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules.  If you are a “covered entity” or “bsuiness associate” under HIPAA, these new rules will have an impact on you.  Importantly, a number of these changes must be implemented by September 23, 2013, so it’s important that you begin making the necessary changes now — if you have not already done so.  For a summary of some the changes that may impact your practice, see the article “What You Need to Know about the HIPAA Omnibus Rule” in AAOSNow.