September 5, 2013
In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH") modified a number of provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") to strengthen HIPAA's privacy and security protections. One significant aspect of HITECH is that Business Associates now have to comply with much of HIPAA and are subject to enforcement and penalties by the HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"). In January, OCR published amendments to the HIPAA Regulations that Business Associates need to know.

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