Sep 20, 2013

Monday Is an Important HIPAA Compliance Deadline

By: Kate Bongiovanni Monday, September 23, 2013 is an important HIPAA compliance deadline because the changes made under the final HIPAA “omnibus” rule (the “Omnibus Rule”) become effective on this date.  Generally, the Omnibus Rule makes a number of changes to the rules regarding business associates, breach notification obligations, and HIPAA enforcement.  As a result, employers sponsoring group health plans and health care providers (i.e., “covered entities” under HIPAA) should review and update their HIPAA-compliance materials. The following summarizes a few of the most significant changes under the Omnibus Rule: Required Changes to Notices of Privacy Practices (“NPPs”).  The Omnibus… Read more