As practices and health care organizations become increasingly digitized, physicians must be aware of HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification provisions—and particularly the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification requirements—that protect the confidentiality of their patients’ medical information. Physicians need to understand these rules and participate in a formal compliance plan designed to ensure all the requirements are met, including state requirements that go above and beyond federal mandates.
Feb. 23, 2024: National Advocacy Update
New federal resource on implementing the HIPAA Security Rule and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
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Download the HIPAA toolkit and read about the Department of Health and Human Services periodic audits to ensure that covered entities comply with HIPAA regulations.
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