Payers, providers and clearinghouses need to be ready to respond to aggressive new requirements.
Being unprepared could cost far more than higher civil money penalties. It could cost you your reputation.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes the subsection known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) which substantially expands or creates new provisions for the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
This will result in a departure from previous Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigations which were reactive; beginning in January 2012, OCR will embark on a series of proactive audits of 150 covered entities (CEs)1 to assess their compliance with HIPAA.
Health care payers, providers and clearinghouses need to be ready to respond to Health and Human Services’s (HHS) new, more aggressive approach.
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