Health Information Management

Six best practices to survive increased enforcement

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 22, 2011

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Before HITECH, covered entities (CE) could pretty much say the government was all bark and no bite when it came to HIPAA enforcement.

"Enforcement was pretty limited," according to Nathan A. Kottkamp, Esq., partner with McGuireWoods in Richmond, VA.

But HITECH increased the penalties for HIPAA violations and OCR-with a string of enforcement actions-has sent a clear message that it has gotten much more serious, Kottkamp told the audience at the two-day Fifth HIPAA Summit West in San Francisco on September 21.

Editor’s note: Click here to read the entire article in the November issue of Briefings on HIPAA.
 



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