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OCR Issues Guidance on Refill Reminder Exception to HIPAA Marketing Rule

Posted in Enforcement, Rulemaking

Prompted by litigation filed by Adheris[1] as well as concerns raised by consumer advocates and health care stakeholders regarding the viability of prescription refill reminder programs under HIPAA’s stricter marketing prohibitions, on September 19, 2013, OCR issued additional guidance regarding the scope of HIPAA’s refill reminder exception.  Notably, OCR also delayed enforcement on this issue… Continue Reading

The Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule: Are You Ready?

Posted in Enforcement, Rulemaking

As we mentioned in last week’s Webinar on the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, there are less than nine short months for covered entities and their business associates (and all downstream business associates) to comply with the HIPAA final rules.  For those entities that have already taken steps following the release of the HITECH interim rules, the… Continue Reading

HHS Previews Long-Awaited Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule

Posted in Rulemaking

On January 17, 2013, HHS announced the release of the long-awaited final omnibus HIPAA rule.  According to HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez, “This final omnibus rule marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.  These changes not only greatly enhance a patient’s privacy… Continue Reading