Friday, Feb 1, 2013
On Jan. 17, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an omnibus final rule to extend patient privacy and security protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The rule will become effective March 26, 2013, although covered entities, including covered dental practices, will have an additional 180 days (until Sept. 23) to comply with applicable requirements.
As issued, the HIPAA rule, which ADA is in the process of reviewing, will:
The final rule was published in the Jan. 25 Federal Register, the digest of government regulatory activity.
Please read the ADA News article for more coverage.