HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance FAQs
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published new regulations that made significant changes to the privacy and security requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These new regulations, known as the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, implement many of the key provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) Act of 2009. Covered entities and their business associates have until September 23, 2013, to comply with the new rule.
CMA's "HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance FAQs" answers most commonly asked questions related to the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule compliance requirements. This information does not constitute, and is no substitute for, legal or other professional advice. Physician offices should consult their personal attorneys or professional advisors for specific guidance on their HIPAA compliance plan.
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