HIPAA and HITECH Proposed Regulations Released

Posted by Jason Greis on August 6, 2010 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

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GreisGuide to LTACHs Newsletter (November/December 2009)

Posted by Jason Greis on December 16, 2009 under eNewsletter | Be the First to Comment

This issue of the GreisGuide to LTACHs Newsletter contains articles and information on: Read More...

LTACHs Should Revise All HIPAA Business Associate Agreements by February 17, 2010

Posted by Jason Greis on December 6, 2009 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

Covered entities (i.e. LTACHs and other healthcare providers), and the business associates that assist them with the performance of functions and activities that involve access to protected health information (“PHI”), are now subject to much greater regulation of their information security practices as a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”).  The HITECH Act was included as Title XIII of the Federal economic stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), and represents the most expansive modification to the Federal privacy and security rules for health-related businesses since the 1996 enactment of HIPAA. Read More...

Stimulus Legislation Expands Privacy Regulation for Health Care Businesses

Posted by Jason Greis on March 2, 2009 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

Health care providers and any businesses that provide information technology services for them will be subject to much greater regulation of their information security practices as a result of a major component of the recent economic stimulus legislation. Known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (or the “HITECH Act”), this portion of the federal economic stimulus package is the most expansive modification to the federal privacy and security rules for health-related businesses since the 1996 enactment of HIPAA. Read More...

Federal Stimulus Bill Significantly Expands the Scope of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Requirements

Posted by Jason Greis on February 24, 2009 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “ARRA”), commonly referred to as the federal stimulus bill. The ARRA contains several provisions — intended to promote the use of health information technology — that would significantly expand the scope of the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). These changes, summarized below, include: Read More...