HIPAA Genetic Information

Before passage of the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule, genetic information was not specifically included in the HIPAA regulations’ definition of protected health information (PHI). With passage of the Omnibus Rule, genetic information is now specifically included in the definition of PHI. As such, covered entities must implement safeguards under the HIPAA Privacy Rule to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of HIPAA genetic information.     What is [...]

2023-08-07T11:36:54-04:00December 16th, 2019|

Webinar: Business Associates and the Omnibus Rule

Join us for "Business Associates and the Omnibus rule" presented by Frank Ruelas. Following the release of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, business associates are now in a position of greater responsibility and direct liability to comply with the privacy and security rules as described in these Final Rules. However, since the beginning of HIPAA there has always been the challenge of covered entities answering the question, “Is this entity [...]

2023-04-06T14:29:47-04:00July 16th, 2013|

Is this a reprieve or a wake-up call?

This all depends on where you are with your HIPAA compliance plan and the necessity to have on in place. This article, taken from an interview with Leon Rodriguez from HHS, Office or Civil Rights, highlights critical thinking covered entities, business associates and their subcontractors should be looking into and taking notice of. Leon Rodriguez from HHS says: "What we've been learning from the monetary settlement cases we've done [...]

2023-04-10T12:34:24-04:00January 7th, 2013|

Omnibus Final HIPAA Rule Nears Publication

The HHS Office for Civil Rights has sent the HIPAA omnibus final rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review, one of the last steps before publication in the Federal Register. The final omnibus rule would make changes mandated under the HITECH Act to the HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules, as well as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. Major changes in the HIPAA [...]

2023-08-07T14:59:28-04:00October 2nd, 2012|