Recent Developments with HIPAA provides an authoritative, insiders perspective on the latest Health Information Portability and Accountability Act regulations. Featuring partners and shareholders from some of the nations leading law firms, this book guides the reader through the intricacies of the new and proposed HIPAA and HITECH revisions, including the challenging aspects of the rules, how health care clients will be affected, and why the Department of Health and Human Services made the changes. From assembling a compliance team and reviewing security and privacy policies to training workforces and conducting internal audits, the authors divulge how to update compliance strategies both inexpensively and efficiently. These top lawyers evaluate todays enforcement environment, examining HIPAA-related investigations and the implications of increased penalties. Additionally, these leaders discuss necessary clarifications to the laws, how to communicate the changes to clients, and the role that health care lawyers play in the compliance process. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this ever-changing field.
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