The 2013 HIPAA omnibus rules require that you update your business associate (BA) agreements and notice of privacy practices (NPP).
TMA has revised samples you can customize for your practice. In addition, we have a new sample authorization form, updated to reflect the HIPAA omnibus rules and current Texas law. All three are available for TMA members to download from the TMA HIPAA Resource Center under How Do Physicians Comply With HIPAA.
Note the following:
- You (if you are a covered entity) have until Sept. 23, 2014, to bring all your BA agreements into conformance with the new rules. You must update by Sept. 23, 2013, any BA agreement you entered into (or amended) after Jan. 25, 2013.
- You must post the revised NPP where patients can see it, and make copies available at your office, to all new patients, and to anyone else on request.
TMA’s one-hour, on-demand webinar, Complying With HIPAA and Texas Privacy Laws, can bring you up to date on HIPAA requirements. HIPAA Training for Medical Office Staff, another one-hour webinar, can help you meet training requirements.
If you have questions, contact the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published Sept. 12, 2013
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