• HIPAA Update 2014: Why and How You Must Comply
  • April 1, 2014
  • Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP - Denver Office
  • In January 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued its long-awaited Omnibus Rule implementing regulations required by the HITECH Act and significantly expanding HIPAA requirements and penalties associated with the misuse or improper disclosure of protected health information (“PHI”). Among other things, the Omnibus Rule extends HIPAA to business associates of covered entities and raised the stakes on regulatory compliance. This memorandum outlines key actions that covered entities and business associates should take to help ensure their compliance and avoid HIPAA penalties.