April 27, 2009

What Employers Need to Know about HIPAA Now – HIPAA revisions under the HITECH Act of 2009

Bloomberg Law Reports
Shannon Britton Hartsfield

The investment of $10 billion per year on the U.S. healthcare system and the broadening use of electronic health information systems is changing the security standards of electronic health records. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) alters compliance plan requirements that fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This article illustrates the most significant and immediate impacts stemming from the HITECH Act, and the importance of this new law to employers with self-insured employee health benefit plans.

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