Viewing posts from: March 2009

ARRA Changes to Privacy and Security Rules

Posted March 2, 2009 by admin

American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Changes To The Health Information Privacy And Security Rules

Holland and Hart The Law Out West

Highlights

Business Associates

  • Effective February 17, 2010, business associates will be directly subject to the HIPAA privacy and security rule. Currently, HIPAA only applies directly to covered entities, and a business associate is only indirectly regulated by HIPAA through the business associate agreement established with the covered entity. (more…)

U.S. Employers Expect Steady Rise in Health Costs

Posted March 2, 2009 by admin

U.S. employers expect steady rise in health costs

Reuters
Reporting by Maggie Fox; Editing by John O’Callaghan

The survey of 489 large U.S. employers also showed that more plan to offer consumer-directed health plans in 2010 to try to control cost increases.

“Cost increases have stabilized, but the financial crisis is causing many companies to reevaluate their health plan strategies,” said Ted Nussbaum, group and health care practice expert at consultants Watson Wyatt, which helped conduct the survey.

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