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HIPAA Compliance Date: Sept. 23, 2013

Impending HIPAA Compliance Date As discussed in prior HIPAA Alerts a final 563-page Omnibus HIPAA Rule was released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to strengthen HIPAA’s security and privacy protections. Although the final rule took effect on March 26, 2013, covered entities and business associates were given until September 23, 2013 to comply with the applicable requirements of the final rule. The complianc… Continue reading »

HIPAA Alert: Action Steps To Reach Compliance

As discussed in two prior HIPAA alerts, a final, 563-page Omnibus HIPAA Rule was released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to strengthen HIPAA’s security and privacy protections. The final rule makes sweeping changes to HIPAA’s data security and breach requirements that will have widespread effects on covered entities, business associates, and subcontractors of business associates. Enactment of the final rule… Continue reading »

Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group Highlights Legal Issues to Watch in 2014

…the right decision, and later help avoid costly litigation, a review of the essential job functions in the job description to ensure accuracy and necessity should be at the top of your 2014 to-do resolutions. Consider whether HIPAA applies to your organization and have necessary and appropriate policies by Ron Schneider The Office of Inspector General recently criticized the Office of Civil Rights’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Continue reading »

HIPAA Alert: Breach & Notification Requirements

As discussed in the previous HIPAA alert, a final, 563-page Omnibus HIPAA Rule was released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to strengthen HIPAA’s security and privacy protections. The final rule, effective March 26, 2013, makes sweeping changes to HIPAA’s data security and breach requirements that will have widespread effects on covered entities, business associates and subcontractors of business associates…. Continue reading »

HIPAA Alert: Rule Changes and Deadline

On January 17, a final, 563-page Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rule was released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to strengthen HIPAA’s security and privacy protections. The final rule makes sweeping changes to HIPAA’s data security and breach requirements that will have widespread effects on covered entities, business associates and subcontractors of business associates. The rule become… Continue reading »