Posts Tagged: HIPAA Privacy

HIPAA Privacy Rules Sent to OMB

in HIPAA Privacy & Security

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has sent the final HIPAA privacy and security rule to OMB for review.  This review is expected to take 90 days after which time it likely will be released as final.  OCR has said that the final rule will include the : Breach notification rules; HIPAA enforcement rules; Rules implementing HIPAA privacy and security changes that were mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act; and Rules implementing HIPAA changes mandated in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

HIPAA Privacy Update

in Health Benefits, HIPAA Privacy & Security

 Many of you have inquired about the status of the final HIPAA regulations under HITECH.  Recently, the head of OCR announced that the final rule could be out by the end of the year, but may be pushed to early 2012.  The package will include a number of outstanding regulation projects, including the final HITECH regulations, the final HIPAA enforcement rule, the final breach notification rule and the final GINA rule.  Once the final package is released, covered entities will have 180 days to comply with the new notice, policy and procedure and other requirements.  However, changes to existing business… Continue Reading