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We are finally starting to see further guidance on the Omnibus Rule as enforcement has arrived. Last week the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provided examples and templates of revised Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) that organizations can use to develop their own revised NPP. It includes the minimum requirements necessary to comply with changes from the Omnibus Rule.

Additionally, OCR provided guidance on marketing provisions, decedent information and student immunizations that helps clarify some of the changes. They created very helpful and informative FAQ sheets to understand the complex changes. CynergisTek recently reviewed the FAQ sheets and provided Healthcare Informatics an overview of what it means.

CynergisTek highly encourages organizations to read through OCR’s guidance and FAQs, as well as implement the necessary changes to their privacy policies. It is also important to train staff on the changes made to ensure compliance with the new standards. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Omnibus Rule compliance requirements.

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