HIPAA News: 3 Major Developments In Less Than A Week

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT) -- The last two weeks of June brought no less than three significant Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act announcements: the publication of the audit protocol that is being used in the Office for Civil Rights’ current privacy and security audits; the first HIPAA financial settlement with a state agency; and a further delay of the final HIPAA “omnibus” rules. These various news items offer a tool for assessing compliance, an indicator that no covered entity may be immune from formal enforcement, and yet another bump on...
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