• What Your Business Needs To Do About HIPAA—Now
  • May 2, 2013 | Authors: Jennifer Spiegel Berman; Molly E. G. Ferraioli; Thora A. Johnson; Jessica E. Kuester; Peter P. Parvis
  • Law Firm: Venable LLP - Baltimore Office
  • Whether you are an employer that provides health insurance for your employees, a business in the growing healthcare industry, a hospital, or other medical provider—or you provide services to any of those entities—you need to know about changes to the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which were made by the final omnibus HIPAA rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 25, 2013 (the Final Regulations). These Final Regulations implement changes made under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Nearly every business in the healthcare industry (and the businesses providing services to those businesses) is affected by these changes.