HIPAA and HITECH How it affects plan sponsors Background The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requires HIPAA covered entities to provide notification to affected individuals and to the Secretary of HHS following the discovery of a breach of unsecured protected health information. Sounds straightforward but we all know that […]
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March, 2006 Small Health Plans Must Comply With HIPAA Security Rules by April 20, 2006 WHAT: The HIPAA Security Rule applies to all electronic protected health information (ePHI) created, received, maintained or transmitted by a covered entity. Covered entities are required to implement reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against reasonably anticipated threats or […]compliance, HIPAA, small plans
March, 2006 HIPAA Privacy Notice Reminder Due April 14, 2006 WHAT: The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires a health plan to remind enrollees of the availability of its Notice of Privacy Practices, as well as how to obtain a copy, no less frequently than once every 3 years. (CFR 164.520(c)(1)(ii)). The reminder notice is one of […]Disclosure, HIPAA, privacy notice