HHS updates HIPAA rules

01/18/2013 | Government Health IT online

HHS updated HIPAA rules to limit the use and disclosure of protected health information for fundraising and marketing, prohibit the unauthorized sale of protected health data, broaden patients' rights to restrict disclosure of health information, prohibit insurers from using or sharing genetic data for underwriting, and replace the standard of "harm" under the HITECH Act's breach notification rule, among other changes.

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