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You are required to voluntarily report HIPAA Breaches by Saturday to the HHS Secretary

February 24, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014 is the 60th day of the New Year, and the US Department of Health and Human Services deadline for annual reporting of HIPAA breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals.  See http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule/index.html. You / your practice is required to report electronically or by print each and every breach by Saturday.  Instructions Available Here - http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule/brinstruction.html.

Whether or not disclosures of information over the past year to unauthorized recipients constitutes a breach should be determined in accordance with your Breach Notification Policy, and with the assistance of your counsel (our office).

Not sure what this means for you?  Contact Jennifer at 516 747 6700 x. 302, Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or Erica at 516 747 6700 x. 308, EYoungerman@Kirschenbaumesq.com

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