TITLE

HHS strengthens HIPAA enforcement

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Healthcare Purchasing News;Dec2009, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an interim final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The authority of the HHS secretary to impose civil money penalties for violations occurring after February 18, 2009 was modified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Effectiveness of the rulemaking was set on November 30, 2009.
ACCESSION #
46706842

 

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