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HIPAA Omnibus Rule creates changes in healthcare privacy and security practices

Health & Human Services released a monster HIPAA Omnibus rule with mega-changes to medical privacy and security law.

While physicians and other health care providers have some time comply, ultimately they will have to change their Notice of Privacy Practices and other documentation.

As well, there are significant penalties, and changes applicable to "business associates" and subcontractors.

We've posted more detailed pieces on our law firm website, in the following series:

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 1 (Overview)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 2 (Business Associates & Subcontractors)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 3 (Enforcement & Penalties)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 4 (Security Rule Changes)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 5 (Privacy Rule Changes)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 6 (Business Associate Agreements)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 7 (Notice of Privacy Practices & Other Provisions)

HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Part 8 (Breach Analysis)

For HIPAA, HITECH, and medical privacy and security expertise, contact the Los Angeles, California-based Michael H Cohen Law Group.

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