OCR Submits HIPAA/HITECH Final Rules for Review

On March 24, 2012, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) / Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) final rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The OMB review can take as long as 90 days, so some of the uncertainties surrounding HIPAA/HITECH compliance should begin to clear up by late June.

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