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The HIPAA Omnibus Rule: What Hospices Need to Know and Do

Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

This week Weatherbee Resources, Inc published the nation’s only manual created specifically to help hospices comply with the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule.

The HIPAA Omnibus Rule: What Hospices Need to Know and Do, written by hospice HIPAA compliance expert Heather Wilson, PhD, explains the modifications to HIPAA requirements brought about by the HITECH Act and the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Included with the downloadable manual are updated policies and procedures, a revised business associate template, Notice of Privacy Practices template, a breach risk assessment tool, and compliance to-do lists. Hospices can modify these sample templates to assist with their compliance efforts before the September 23, 2013 deadline.

Focusing exclusively on helping hospices understand what they need to know and do to comply with the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule, hospices were purchasing the new manual within minutes of its publication. The scope and implications of the Omnibus Rule required a complete re-writing of Weatherbee’s previous HIPAA manual, published in 2010. The 2013 manual focuses on the significant changes in HIPAA compliance requirements as a result of the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule.

“Increased enforcement of compliance with HIPAA regulations has become a permanent fixture in the hospice regulatory landscape,” stated Heather Wilson, the Founder and CEO of Weatherbee Resources. “The substantive changes brought about by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is an opportunity for hospices to review their compliance with all of the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification requirements.”

Weatherbee’s previous HIPAA manuals were purchased by hundreds of hospices seeking tools and resources to help them understand and comply with HIPAA requirements. Weatherbee has trained thousands of hospice professionals regarding HIPAA and other compliance topics.

The compliance deadline for most of the Omnibus Rule’s requirements is September 23, 2013. The new manual, available for immediate

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