The new HIPAA regulations are here and providers are being hit with million dollar settlements as the government gears up for its biggest round of HIPAA audits in 2015. The big question is, are you ready? Recent HIPAA settlements reveal that simply updating your Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) and business associate agreements (BAA) isn’t going to cut it.
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On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Final Rule implementing sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This “Omnibus” Rule combines four different rulemakings and makes final a number of long-awaited proposed changes to the HIPAA regulations. The bulk of the changes concerning the ambulance industry center around regulations proposed under the Health Information Technology for Economic and...