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Client Alert: More Changes for Health Plans: Mandatory Notices of Breaches of Protected Health Information

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created the federal government’s 65% subsidy of COBRA premiums. ARRA also included a less publicized section – the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) – that is intended to strengthen the protections afforded to individuals’ health information under the current HIPAA privacy and security rules.

Click on the link below to download the August 24, 2009 Client Alert which discusses HITECH.

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