Today’s the day most of the new rules in the HIPAA Omnibus Regulations take effect, changing how healthcare providers and their partners manage patient data related to healthcare information security, compliance, jurisdiction, and enforcement.

Just to print the new regulations requires more than a ream of paper, so if you haven’t taken the time to read them, absorb them, and implement them, you’re too late. As pointed out back in January when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the new regulations, implementing the changes has been estimated to cost providers, insurers, and their respective partners as much as a $225.4 million.

The entire omnibus final rule can be downloaded here (PDF, registration required):  (You must be logged in to download this file. Don't have an account? Register for free and you'll be returned to this page.)

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