APTA's summary of a recently released HIPAA final rule
includes important information for physical therapists related to modifications
of the Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules embedded in the HITECH
Act, changes to the HIPAA Enforcement Rule to incorporate the increased
and tiered civil money penalty structure, the adoption of breach notification
requirements for unsecured data, and adjustments to the HIPAA Privacy Rule as
required by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act to increase privacy
protections for genetic information.
members can access the document on the Health Information Technology webpage under
"APTA Summaries" and the HIPAA webpage.