New HIPAA 2013 changes require more organizations to comply

HIPPAThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a HIPAA 2013 omnibus ruling in January that expands the list of organizations that must comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements.  Prior to this ruling HIPAA directly affected health providers and health plan services; now any organization associated with these providers must also comply or face serious fines. It is noted in the announcement that some of the largest HIPAA failures were from these associated organizations and the fines were up to  $1.5 Million per incident.

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