HHS Will Launch Guidance On HIPAA Health Privacy Rules

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told a Washington federal judge Wednesday that it will issue further guidance on federal health privacy restrictions for prescription refill reminders, as it fights litigation from a pharmaceutical company contractor contending the rules infringe its business.

HHS had set a Sept. 23 compliance date for a final rule implementing changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, prompting Adheris Inc. to sue the agency and seek a preliminary injunction. But HHS said the court doesn't need to...
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