• Fial HIPAA Omnibus Rules Require Attention
  • April 22, 2013
  • Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP - Atlanta Office
  • The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy notices. On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final rules that will require additional compliance efforts by group health plans (and the employers that sponsor them) by September 23, 2013, and the penalties for non-compliance are steep. Although employers may be focusing primarily on changes necessary to comply with the Affordable Care Act in 2014, they will also need to devote time and resources to update their HIPAA privacy and security documentation and procedures.