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HIPAA Action Items After a Data Breach
The cyber attack on Anthem should spur employers to know their obligations
By Stephen A. Riga, Timothy G. Verrall and Danielle Vanderzanden © Ogletree Deakins 2/9/2015
Microsoft: Bring out your dead…. Bring out your dead!
Windows 8: Here’s one!
Windows XP: I’m not dead yet!
Windows 8: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
Windows XP: I feel fine, I feel happy, I feel happy!
(Inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
Under the 2013 revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, employers must update their health information disclosure policies and retrain their employees to ensure compliance, said Timothy Stanton, an attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ Chicago office, and Timothy Verrall, an attorney in the firm’s Houston office, speaking to attendees at the firm’s 2013 Workplace Strategies seminar on May 9.
In a final rule published in the Jan. 25, 2013, Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) altered the definition of “breach” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules.
The rule implements the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the HITECH Act), which amended HIPAA.