Long-Term Care

New HIPAA provisions: More important than you think

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, July 1, 2009

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Enforcement of HIPAA is about to get tougher due to provisions passed under the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was signed into law February 17. The provisions call for stiffer penalties for privacy and security violations, changes to breach notification and accounting for disclosures requirements, and extended HIPAA security provisions to business associates (BA).
“Unfortunately, many long-term care providers are unaware of the HIPAA provisions or are not as concerned about the changes as they should be,” says Elizabeth Johnson, associate in the privacy and information management practice at Hunton & Williams in Raleigh, NC.

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