The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule: 9 Things You Need To Know

 January 23, 2014

The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule: 9 Things You Need To Know

ON JANUARY 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights published the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule (Final Rule), which affects nearly every aspect of patient privacy and data security. The Final Rule became effective March 26, 2013, and enforcement for most provisions began September 23, 2013. HBC attorney Shawn M. Lindsay authored this article for Oregon Dental Association’s monthly publication Membership Matters. The article summarizes nine major changes of the 500+ page Final Rule. Although this article covers the major points of the Final Rule, it is not comprehensive. Please call for further consultation.