November 01, 2009

Stimulating HIPAA Enforcement

On February 18, 2009, Congress passed the HITECH Act, which sought to accelerate the adoption of health information technology as well as enhance HIPAA enforcement and penalties.

In the Indiana Manufacturer's Association Executive Memo, Regina Sharrow clarifies penalty tiers for HIPAA violations outlined in the HITECH Act, and explains the interim final rule, what constitutes timely corrections of violations, and what defines "willful neglect" as it relates to HIPAA enforcement. Read more.

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