Enforcement

Omnibus HIPAA and How it Impacts You – Part 2

In my last blog post, I informed you of changes to HIPAA and how it will be enforced. Here are some of the specific changes in the Omnibus HIPAA Final Rule and how that impacts you as a pharmacy owner: Security Rule—You must now make sure your business associates, anyone with whom you legally share individually identifiable PHI, are compliant with the Security Rule and have policies and procedures in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic…

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Omnibus HIPAA Compliance and How it Impacts You

In case you haven’t heard, substantial changes to HIPAA regulations, enforcement, and penalties—with the catchy name of HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule—went into effect last March. September 23, 2013, is the day your pharmacy must be compliant with the new regulations. But, don’t panic, and don’t listen to consultants who try to scare you. The amendments to the regulations should be easy for currently compliant pharmacies to implement. However, it is imperative that you update your HIPAA program because the enforcement,…

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