HHS Publishes HIPAA Administrative Simplification Provisions
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.June 13, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published an integrated version of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulations, including sections on identifier standards, privacy rule, security rule, enforcement rule and breach notification rule, among others. Wiley Rein Partner Kirk Nahra, CIPP/US, told the Daily Dashboard this gives people “one place to put all these developments together. It’s not a ‘substantive’ development, but it makes figuring out what needs to be done and how the rules all fit together a bit easier.” Nahra noted the information will assist covered entities and business associates moving toward the September 23 deadline for compliance with the final omnibus rule. Editor's Note: For more tools and research about HIPAA, check out Close-Up: HIPAA in the IAPP Resource Center.