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January 2013


A Polsinelli Shughart Update:

Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule eAlert Series


The publication of the long-awaited final omnibus rule, entitled Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules was published today, January 25, 2013, in the Federal Register.

We understand that there will be many questions about the changes to HIPAA that the final rule made and many will be wondering what steps need to be taken to comply with the changes. To give you a comprehensive look at the changes, we will be providing you with a five-part eAlert series. The topics that this series will cover and the date of their circulation will be as follows:

  • What do Covered Entities and Business Associates Need to Do to Comply with the Final Rule and Why?January 31, 2013
  • Changes Affecting Who is a Business Associate and New Business Associate ObligationsFebruary 5, 2013
  • Modifications to the Breach Notification RuleFebruary 8, 2013
  • Changes to the Privacy Rule Related to Marketing, Fundraising, Research, and the Sale of Protected Health InformationFebruary 12, 2013
  • Changes to the Privacy Rule Patient RightsFebruary 14, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: We will also be holding a webinar on the Final Rule on February 20, 2013. Stay tuned for more information on the webinar.




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