Navigation Links
The New HIPAA Rule Goes into Effect September 23, 2013 – Is Your Company in Compliance?
Date:9/23/2013

(PRWEB) September 23, 2013

“The changes have a significant impact to business associates and subcontractors that handle electronic protected health information,” stated Gene Geiger, Director at A-lign. “Our team understands HIPAA/HITECH and the safeguards organizations are required to implement to be compliant with the new rule.”

In the newly released rule, Subpart A—General Provisions, Section 160.102—Applicability aims to “make clear” that the provision of HIPAA applies to business associates. The new rule defines a business associate as, “… a person who performs functions or activities on behalf of, or certain services for, a covered entity that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information. The Applicability section of the new rule, for the most part, reiterates the HITECH Act regarding business associates, but is meant to combat the notion in the marketplace that business associates are not responsible for implementing the appropriate Safeguards.

The new rule also clarified the use of subcontractors. The rule extends the HIPAA Safeguards from the covered entity, to the business associate and on to organizations that provide services to the business associate. It is clear that the Department of Health and Human Services didn’t want a loophole that would allow business associates to transfer responsibility for ePHI to a third party and thereby remove the HIPAA requirements. If a person or an organization is involved in “the creation, receipt, maintenance, or transmission of protected health information” they are subject to HIPAA, period.

The rule continues the business associate responsibility by stating that the safeguards from HIPAA and HITECH “apply to business associates in the same manner as these requirements apply to covered entities, and that business associates are civilly and criminally liable for violations of these provisions.” The HITECH Act’s provisions extend direct liability for compliance with the Security Rule to business associates.

If you have any questions regarding the HIPAA and HITECH requirements for your organization contact Gene Geiger at Gene.Geiger(at)alignsecurity(dot)com or 888-575-7450.

Also, to learn more about this ruling, click here: http://www.alignsecurity.com/resources/publications/new-hipaa-rules-impact-on-business-associates.aspx.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11152843.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HIPAA Compliance Deadline is Today, TrueVault is Here to Help
2. TrueVault Delivers Complete Backend Solution for HIPAA Compliance
3. HIPAA Covered Entities Show Continued Interest in AlertBoot With One Week Left For Omnibus Final Rule Compliance
4. The HIPAA Omnibus Rule: What Hospices Need to Know and Do
5. HIPAA EXAMS, INC. Earns Accreditation from American Nurses Credentialing Center
6. PYA Releases HIPAA Advisory Services Privacy and Security Rule Manuals
7. Veteran HIPAA Attorney to Discuss New Privacy Regs in Sept. 11 Atlantic Information Services Webinar
8. On-Demand Encryption From AlertBoot Saves Time And Lowers Total Cost For HIPAA Covered Entities And Business Associates
9. HIPAA Encryption Compliance Easier With AlertBoot Full Disk Encryption
10. WEDI and ASC X12 Provide Key HIPAA Transaction Guidance for ICD-10 Codes
11. Imprivata Cortext Secure Text Messaging Solution Validated as HIPAA Compliant by ecfirst
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) ... found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San ... Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Society (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the ... Elliance and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro ... their partnership to prep patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is ... Ave., Miami, FL. , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and ... a retired minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, ... who have blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic ... greater Houston Area. The new location is located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., ... Village. This newest location will provide patients living in the north Houston area (The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the ... Inc., projects that the global medical cannabis market will reach a value ... is a major market for the new growing industry. By the end ... legally buy and sell medical cannabis. More conservative states like ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... A ReportsnReports.com report says, over the recent ... the global sales of Adcetris and Kadcyla have been witnessing rapid ... conjugates market is driven by large number of ADC drugs in ... offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, 10 Major Company Profiles, spread ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: