• HIPAA Update
  • August 4, 2011 | Author: Melissa M. Zambri
  • Law Firm: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Albany Office
  • A series of recent events should remind all health care providers of the importance of reinvigorating their HIPAA compliance programs. Many providers would admit that since the implementation of the privacy rules in 2003 and security rules in 2005, the focus on HIPAA has lessened. After years of virtually no penalties being levied under the rules, regulators have started to step up enforcement with significant penalties and increased prosecutions, at a time when the rules are evolving because of changes made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This Alert provides an update on developments regarding the HIPAA privacy and security rules.