HIPAA Final Rule: Enforcement–Factors for Determining Civil Money Penalties for HIPAA Violations

February 25, 2013.  Today, we examine factors considered in determining the amount of a civil money penalty for a HIPAA violation that are modified in the Final Rule:  Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act [HITECH Act] and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications of the HIPAA Rules, which was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013.  The effective date of the Final Rule is March 26, 2013, and covered entities and business associates must comply by September 23, 2013. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) identified “five general factors”…

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Proposed Rule for Electronic Claims Attachments

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary 45 CFR Part 162 | [CMS–0050–P] | RIN 0938–AK62 HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Standards for Electronic Health Care Claims Attachments AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. Download (Requires Acrobat Reader)