New HIPAA and HITECH Rules…. Delayed Again
Despite repeated promises, the new HIPAA and HITECH rules are still not out. While the Department of Health provided the Rules to the White House Office of Managment and Budget on March 24, 2012, OMB has asked for additional time to review the omnibus rules.
Normally, OMB review is completed in 90 days. With this new delay, final rules seem unlikely until fall.