HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Not So Simple; Fraught with Penalties
Right now, you could be operating in violation of the “Rules.”
You might be asking, “What’s the big deal? We’ve been doing HIPAA for 15 years!” Right. But while HIPAA was enacted more than 15 years ago, much has changed in how you deliver, document, and bill for healthcare. And that poses a potentially huge problem you and your office. Here’s why: The updated “Rules,” commonly known as the HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule—collectively called the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Statute and Rules—required full compliance by September 23 of this year.