The HIPAA/HITECH Megarule Published and in Effect March 26

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved forward today to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  The final omnibus rule, published today in the Federal Register, greatly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides individuals new rights to […]

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OCR Makes Annual Report on HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule Compliance

In its annual report to Congress, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said it is developing audit protocol to conduct audits of up to 145 covered entities in an ongoing effort to enforce the privacy and security rules of HIPAA. The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is […]

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