6 HIPAA Rule Takeaways For Employers

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 12:46 PM EST) -- At approximately one-half the length of "War and Peace," the recently published omnibus final rule, which modifies the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's privacy, security and enforcement rules and implements the HIPAA breach notification rule, can overwhelm in-house employment, benefits and privacy counsel as well as human resources and benefits professionals trying to discern the rule’s practical implications for employers who sponsor HIPAA-covered plans or "covered entities" under HIPAA.

Like most HIPAA-related guidance, the omnibus final rule tends to focus on health care providers, with...
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