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Webinar: HHS Releases Long-Awaited Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule

On February 7, 2013, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease hosted a webinar discussing the release of the long-awaited final omnibus HIPAA rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The new rule includes sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

The omnibus final rule is comprised of the following four final rules:

  • Final modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules mandated by HITECH
  • Final rule adopting changes to HIPAA Enforcement Rule to incorporate the increased and tiered civil penalty structure provided by HITECH.
  • Final rule on breach notification for unsecured PHI under HITECH, which replaces the breach notification rule's "harm" threshold with a more objective standard.
  • Final rule modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule as required by GINA. 

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