HHS Provides Amendments to HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations to Conform Regulations to HITECH, GINA and Add Some Additional Changes

01/25/2013

The long awaited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Regulation amendments (the “Changes”) to incorporate the changes made by Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) were recently released. The Final Rule can be found here.

The Changes affect business associates and covered entities including health plans, health care providers and healthcare clearinghouses.

This alert discusses answers to two topics:

  • Application of the Changes to Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans and Other Health Plans
  • The Impact of the Changes on Healthcare Providers and Business Associates

To read the full alert, please click the PDF linked below.

PDF - HHS-Amendments-to-HIPAA.pdf

For more information on HIPAA, please contact one of the following Haynes and Boone attorneys.

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