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HIPAA changes: 'They are looking for issues'

September 6, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - New regulations governing patient privacy go into effect Sept. 23, and industry stakeholders say many HME providers aren't ready. In January, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule modifying the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) to increase enforcement efforts and penalties when protected health information is breached. “It's no longer a matter of you getting a complaint and mitigating the damage,” said Denise...

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), HIPAA, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Patient privacy

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