Health Information Management

OCR and ONC release model notices of privacy practices

HIM-HIPAA Insider, September 23, 2013

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by Jaclyn Fitzgerald, Associate editor 

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently teamed up to develop model notices of privacy practices (NPP) for healthcare providers and plans. Visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website to view the models.

The NPP models reflect regulatory changes brought on by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and should aid covered entities (CE) in complying with the requirements of the rule, according to OCR and ONC. CEs simply enter their information into the models and print or electronically post them.

The complimentary model NPPs are available to plans and providers in the following formats:

  • Booklet
  • Layered with a page-one summary and full content on subsequent pages
  • Full-page presentation with booklet design elements
  • Text only

The HHS website also includes questions and instructions for entering your information into each of models.

Click here to learn more about NPP requirements under HIPAA.



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