Health Information Management

Experts: Expect more enforcement as OCR role expands

Health Information Compliance Insider, October 1, 2009

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HHS’ decision to assign oversight of the HIPAA security rule to OCR will lead to more enforcement, experts tell HICI.
The decision announced by HHS July 27 transfers security rule oversight from CMS to OCR for the first time since it became effective in 2003. OCR already enforces the HIPAA privacy rule.

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