HCPro, Inc. provides free guidance on HIPAA's final enforcement rule

Press Releases, March 22, 2006

MARBLEHEAD, MA-The wait is over for the final enforcement rule for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, also known as HIPAA. The final rule, which took effect on March 16, was published in the February 16 Federal Register. Organizations looking for help in interpreting the new rule now have a free resource available to them.


HCPro, Inc. is providing a free, 10-page special report that includes


 analysis of the rule's provisions

 tips for avoiding enforcement activity

 clarification from experts on the Department of Justice's opinion on enforcement

 latest statistics on patient complaints from former Office for Civil Rights Director Rick Campanelli

 advice on how to respond to complaints and avoid an investigation



The final rule amends existing guidelines related to the investigation of HIPAA noncompliance to make them apply to all of the HIPAA administrative simplification rules, rather than exclusively to the privacy standards. The final rule also amends the existing rules regarding the imposition of civil monetary penalties and elaborates on and clarifies the


 investigation process

 basis for liability

 determination of the penalty amount   

 grounds for a waiver

 conduct of a hearing

 appeal process


To get your free special report, "HIPAA's Final Enforcement Rule: Understand Changes and Avoid Penalties," HCPro asks that you participate in a short five-question survey. Please click this link to take the survey: http://hcpro.com/url/1142


Once you complete the survey, you'll be provided a link to instantly download your informative special report.