Late last year, members of the U.S. Congress challenged The Director of (OCR) Office of Civil Rights, Leon Rodriguez, to step up the enforcement of the (HIPAA) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. He intends to put its Fining Authority to good use, by stating:
“The real frontier is in our leveraging of the new, stiff penalties that we have under the (HITECH) Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health statute and expanding our utilization of those penalties to promote compliance.”
The OCR is now busy aggressively enforcing HIPAA violations. A typical violation exceeds $50,000.
To help ensure you do not become a casualty of this enforcement, RiskWatch HIPAA Compliance experts have put together a white paper titled “HIPAA Omnibus & HITECH Rules: Key Provisions and a Simple Checklist” .
Readers will learn what are the key provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus & HITECH Rules, the impact they can have and a checklist that can help you achieve overall compliance.
If you have any questions or need help our consultants are ready to answer your questions or provide you additional information about our market leading HIPAA compliance software and services.