• New HIPAA Rules Mean New Burdens and Opportunities for Lenders
  • March 18, 2013 | Authors: Julie A. Simer; Robert A. Willner
  • Law Firms: Buchalter Nemer A Professional Corporation - Irvine Office ; Buchalter Nemer A Professional Corporation - Los Angeles Office
  • As an increasing number of health care providers move to electronic health record systems, patient privacy is becoming a serious concern. On January 25, 2013, new regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) were issued to strengthen protectionsfor the privacy of health information and increase the penalties for violating those protections. (78 Fed. Reg. 5,565).