HIPAA noncompliance starts to hurt.
In short, the government's patience is wearing a tad thin. Medicare implemented this contingency plan when it discovered that only 33% of electronic claims were HIPAA-compliant as of October 16, 2003, the compliance deadline.
Meanwhile, answering a frequently asked HIPAA-related question, the Center for Medicaid and State Operations/Survey and Certification Group at CMS has issued a letter stating that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not alter the statutory requirements for nursing homes to post survey results or for the government to make survey results available.
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|Title Annotation:||News Notes; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996|
|Author:||Edwards, Douglas J.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 1, 2004|
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