Proposed Rules Coming in Two Weeks
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.June 16, 2010
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will release proposed rules on HIPAA-related provisions in HITECH later this month, HealthLeaders Media reports. The notice of proposed rulemaking, expected on or around June 26, will include clarification regarding willful neglect penalty tiers. The OCR is expected to begin HITECH-required compliance audits next year.