The recent stimulus package will affect many aspects of the healthcare system. One area where you will see significant changes is in regard to HIPAA, or the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.” Some of the key changes include:
- Certain privacy rules will apply directly to covered business associates.
- New security breach rules will require notification to each affected individual in certain instances.
- Some HIPAA-related penalties have increased.
- Changes will be needed to HIPAA forms to comply with new regulations.