• New HIPAA Regulations for Sponsors of Group Health Plans
  • April 1, 2013
  • Law Firm: McAfee Taft A Professional Corporation - Oklahoma City Office
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its final regulations - also known as the “Final Rule” or “Omnibus Rule” ¿ modifying the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Final Rule implements a significant number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and designed to strengthen the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).