Editor: Jessica Webb-Ayer

HIPAA changes for employers with self-insured plans

By Karen McAndrew and Robert McKearin
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

As part of ARRA, the federal government enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, known as the HITECH Act. Although much of the Act is aimed at providing financial support for the adoption of electronic health records and similar technologies in health care, a portion of it amended the privacy and security provisions of HIPAA.