As we’ve discussed in several previous articles, insurance that covers corporate and executive liabilities in an essential first line of defense, including Data Breach or Cyber Liability Coverage for doctors. This coverage grew even more important on Jan 25, 2013 as DHS provided additional rules and liability for medical practices which go into effect on March 26, 2013.
The liability level for breach and exposure of HIPAA protected data gets even more serious this week. According to OH health care attorney Joe Feltes:
“Physicians need to dust off their old HIPAA policies and NPPs, review them with legal counsel, and update them to meet these new requirements aimed at safeguarding patient privacy in a brave new post health care reform world.”
The whole story is available here: http://www.mdnews.com/news/2013_02/hipaas-new- 563-page-mega-rule.aspx
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