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  • Summary of HIPAA Final Rule Now Available

    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. 

    Association members can access the document on the Health Information Technology webpage under "APTA Summaries" and the HIPAA webpage.

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