Companies that have access to protected health information (PHI) on behalf of an employer's group health plan typically qualify as "business associates" under HIPAA's Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. For example, TPAs and insurance brokers are business associates if they have access to PHI. This Compliance Overview addresses the compliance requirements for business associates under the HIPAA Rules.
HHS issued a bulletin to summarize how protected health information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule during an outbreak of infectious disease, such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This Compliance Bulletin includes HHS' guidance.
This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the Supreme Court's decision to deny motions to expedite the Affordable Care Act lawsuit, Texas v. Azar, and the Department of Health and Human Service's final rule that increases the civil monetary penalties for HIPAA violations.
Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information on 2020 benefit plan limits and upcoming group health plan compliance deadlines, as well as the Department of Health and Human Service's final rule to rescind the health plan identifier and requirements for its use under HIPAA, and the proposed transparency rule that could affect health plans.
This recorded webinar is presented by Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
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