Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A major update to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act went into effect this week, giving health care providers, insurance plans, self-insured employers, and a wide range of contractors and vendors just six months to implement the changes. Here, attorneys share tips on what to tackle now.
The HIPAA omnibus final rule, which enacts changes outlined in the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act went into effect Tuesday. But federal regulators have given covered entities and business associates six months, until the end of September, to comply before they start enforcing the new rules.
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