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Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Effective March 26, 2013 with enforcement beginning September 13, 2013. This 563 page rule covers the following key areas of changes to the Final Interim Rule.

  • Business Associates: Business Associates and their subcontractors of Covered Entities are now directly liable for compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
  • Breach Notification: The standard of “harm” threshold has been replaced with a more objective standard.
  • Patient Rights: Patients may request a copy of the records in an electronic format. Patients may also restrict the disclosure of their records to their Health Plan when paying for products or services out of pocket.
  • Marketing & Fundraising have stronger limitations on the use and disclosure of Protected Health information
  • “Sale” of Protected Health Information requires a signed authorization from the patient
  • Research: Authorizations for future research are permitted if HIPAA compliant. Authorization must clearly state or inform the patient their PHI may be used for future research.
  • Covered entities need to revise and redistribute their notice of Privacy Practices