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What the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule Means to You
Originally recorded on June 26, 2013 (60 minutes)
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What the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule Means to You
Presented by Charles M. Russman
June 26, 2013
10-11AM EDT

The recently published omnibus final rule finalizes changes to the privacy, security, enforcement, and breach notification rules under HIPAA that apply to sponsors of health care plans. If you maintain a self-insured health plan or are a business associate, these changes will have significant impact on your plan operations. Changes in the guidance include direct application of many of HIPAA's requirements to business associates, stronger breach notification requirements, increased penalties for noncompliance, and restrictions on the use of genetic information.

Here are some of the topics which will be covered:

  • Effective Dates and transition.
  • Changes to the breach notification rules, including a "more objective" standard of harm.
  • New rights to receive electronic copies of health information.
  • New content and distribution rules for the Notice of Privacy Practice.


Charles M. Russman is an attorney with Bodman Law Group in Troy and has extensive experience with virtually every type of employee benefit and executive compensation. He assists numerous clients with regulatory compliance in areas that require significant expertise, including HIPAA, Healthcare reform, Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, COBRA and governmental benefits such as Social Security and Medicare. Mr. Russman frequently speaks on healthcare reform, HIPAA and other employee benefit and executive compensation issues.

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