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ARE YOU UP TO DATE WITH THE NEW HIPAA RULES?

December 8, 2014

New threats are growing more and more everyday, so keeping your organization secure is crucial.  HIPAA established new rules last year and not complying could cost your organization up to $1.5 million.

The final omnibus rule greatly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides individuals new rights to their health information, and strengthens the government’s ability to enforce the law. Patients can ask for a copy of their electronic medical record in an electronic form.   When individuals pay by cash they can instruct their provider not to share information about their treatment with their health plan.  The final omnibus rule sets new limits on how information is used and disclosed for marketing and fundraising purposes and prohibits the sale of an individuals’ health information without their permission.

To read the full article on the U.S Department of Health and Human Services website click here.

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