• October 15 Deadline Approaches for Employer Obligations Under HIPAA Privacy Rules
  • July 24, 2003
  • Law Firm: Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P. - Houston Office
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") has radically changed the nature of the U. S. health care system. In August 2002, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") issued final regulations mandating steps for employers who sponsor group health plans to ensure the privacy of protected health information ("PHI"):